Regional seniors travel card

Helping you with everyday travel costs

Applications for 2022 are now closed

Applications for 2023 will open at 7am on 23 January 2023 and close on 30 November 2023.

Please allow up to 20 business days from the time of application for your card and PIN to arrive. For enquiries about existing card applications, visit the card services website or call 1800 569 070.

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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. 

The regional seniors travel card program is available for a 4-year trial period (2020-2023). Eligible seniors can apply for a card as follows: 

  • Applications for 2022 (Year 3) closed on 30 November 2022.
  • Applications for 2023 (Year 4) will open on 23 January 2023 and close on 30 November 2023.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the trial, you must:

Services Australia

You must be receiving one of the following:

  • Age Pension
  • Carer Payment
  • Disability Support Pension

Or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

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. 

Notes:

  • Services Australia was formerly the Department of Human Services.
  • On 17 January 2022, application eligibility expanded to include seniors of Age Pension age who receive either a Disability Support Pension or Carer Payment from Services Australia.

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Last updated: 22 February 2022