Apply Online Now For The 2021 Regional Seniors Travel Card

Eligible seniors can apply for a $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card.
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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.

The travel card is valid for 14 months from the date the card is issued and you can use the card at certain retailers to pay for pre-booked NSW Trainlink Regional trains and coaches, fuel and taxis.

Applications for the 2021 Card opened on 18 January 2021 and will close on 30 November 2021. Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • have reached the Age Pension age
  • in a designated regional area of NSW outside of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong
  • be receiving support from either Services Australia or the 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.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said it’s fantastic to see the keen response to year two of the trial with a $250 pre-paid Visa card, benefitting more than 337,500 seniors in 2020, across NSW.

“The card has been an overwhelming success, last year easing the burden of 10,647 local seniors in the Goulburn electorate.

“This card is fantastic for regional seniors and with the benefits flowing for fuel stations, taxi drivers and local economies, the program is injecting money into the region too,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

There have already been 2973 applications received across the region to date, including 1,032 in the electorate of Goulburn Mulwaree.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke shared that the regional seniors travel card has been very popular across the Hilltops Shire, with 2,341 applications for the program in 2020.

“Applications have been open since 18 January 2021 and in that time 1,083 people have applied for their prepaid card.

“Last year this program injected more than $60 million into regional economies across the state.

“I urge seniors to apply for this program and claim their $250 prepaid card at https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-regional-seniors-travel-card or by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88.” Ms Cooke advised. To check your eligibility and put in an application, log on to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel

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