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Regional seniors travel card

Helping you with everyday travel costs

With the latest health advice and risks associated with COVID-19, we encourage you to apply online or by calling 13 77 88, rather than visiting a service centre. 

Once you receive your card, you need to activate it within 45 days. You have at least 12 months to use your card from the date of activation.

Applications for 2020 will close on 30 November 2020. Applications for 2021 will open on 18 January 2021 and close on 30 November 2021.

The regional seniors travel card provides eligible seniors living in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW with a $250 prepaid card to help ease the cost of travel. You can use the card at certain retailers to pay for pre-booked NSW Trainlink Regional trains and coaches, fuel and taxis. 

You'll need to activate your card before you can use it. 

The travel card is valid for 14 months from the date the card is issued. The expiry date is available on the front of the card.

The regional seniors travel card program is available for a 2-year trial period (2020-2021). 

Applications for 2020 will close on 30 November 2020. Applications for 2021 will open on 18 January 2021 and close on 30 November 2021.


To be eligible for the trial, you must:

Services Australia

You must be:

  • receiving the Age Pension; or 
  • a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holder.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

You must be receiving one of the following:

  • Age Pension
  • Service Pension
  • Disability Pension under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  • War Widow(er) Pension

Or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. 

  • You must also have received your pension or have held your card for at least one month. 

Note: Services Australia was formerly the Department of Human Services.

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The regional seniors travel card is provided by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714. Conditions apply. For further information, please read the Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions. The information on this website does not take your personal objectives, circumstances or needs into account. Consider its appropriateness to these factors before acting on it. This information is current as at October 2020.