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good times great savingsWhat is the Seniors Card?
Who can apply?
How do I apply?
How can I recognise business providers supporting the Seniors Card?
What if I lose my card?
Contacting the Seniors Card Program in Tasmania
How do businesses register to offer discounts to seniors?

What is the Seniors Card?

The Tasmanian Government provides a card giving business and Government savings to seniors - the Seniors Card.

Seniors Card Directory of Savings

Over 650 businesses and services support the Seniors Card Program, offering a diverse range of savings on products and services to Senior Card holders throughout Tasmania. The Seniors Card brings savings to seniors on many types of products and services, including:

  • accommodation, automotive supplies and services
  • building and renovation supplies
  • clothes and accessories
  • dry cleaning and laundry services
  • dining out
  • energy/electricity
  • fitness centres and pools
  • funeral services
  • furniture
  • garden and nurseries
  • hairdressing and beauty
  • health care
  • jewellery
  • pharmaceutical items
  • real estate
  • tourist attractions in Tasmania
  • transport
  • watches and clocks.

Download the Seniors Card Directory 2009-2010 PDF icon(PDF, 3.56MB)

Please note that the Directory is a large file size document to download if you are not on broadband. You can contact the Seniors Bureau to be mailed a printed copy.


> The Directory can also be viewed online using the Seniors Card Directory Search.


Who can apply?

The Seniors Card is provided free to:

  • all Tasmanian residents aged 60 years of age and over, and who are not in paid employment of more than 20 hours per week.

How do I apply

You can apply for a Tasmanian Seniors Card over the counter at any Service Tasmania Shop.

Complete the application form and return it to any of the Customer Service Officers with three original pieces of identification from the list below, one of which must have your date of birth.

  • Australian Birth certificate (extract acceptable) or Australian Citizenship papers
  • Passport
  • Driver's licence or Firearms licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Credit card/debit card with their signature
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Card or Centrelink Aged Pension Card
  • Change of Name or Marriage Certificate (from Births, Deaths and Marriages) to prove any name change
  • Bank Statement (must be statement from within the last six months)
  • Utility account with proof of payment (must be an account from within the last six months)

The Customer Service Officer will process your application and give you the approved form with the receipt and Seniors Card number imprinted on it. This is your temporary Seniors Card which can be used immediately.

Please allow at least 28 days for delivery of your permanent Seniors Card.

For further information contact the Seniors Card Program at seniors@dpac.tas.gov.au or phone 1300 13 55 13.

Using the Seniors Card

How do I recognise business providers supporting the Seniors Card?

Participating businesses are encouraged to display the Seniors Card symbol (shown on the Card at the top of this page) prominently on their premises. Business providers choose to belong to the program and are not reimbursed by Government.

When making a purchase at one of the businesses participating in the Seniors Card Program, you will need to show your Seniors Card prior to the commencement of the sales to receive the discount or concession offered. Businesses do not have to honour discounts after the transaction has occurred.

When making a booking or appointment, quote your Seniors Card number at that time.  If this is not done the business is not obliged to give you a discount.

Always confirm your discount with the business before making your purchase.

Find out what the recommended retail price is before asking for a Seniors Card discount. In most situations 'specials' and 'sale' prices are excluded from further discount.

You may also be able to use your Seniors Card in other states or territories at businesses displaying the Seniors Card symbol. 

What if I lose my card?

To arrange for a replacement card you can:

Visit any Service Tasmania Shop, or

Phone 1300 13 55 13 (8am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) or

Contact:
Seniors Card Program
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001
Email: seniors@dpac.tas.gov.au

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Mail sent from the Seniors Card

The current Tasmanian Seniors Card Directory of Savings is for 2009-2010. A printed copy can be obtained by contacting the Seniors Card staff.

Sponsors may also send information to you about their products or services. All these services or products are authorised by the Seniors Card Coordinator. The Seniors Card holder database is strictly controlled and your details are not provided directly to any sponsor.

How do businesses register to offer discounts to seniors?

Businesses wishing to join the Seniors Card Program should see the Seniors Card Business Application information page.

Further information

Seniors Card Program
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 13 55 13 (8 am - 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday)
Fax: 03 6233 4164
Email: seniors@dpac.tas.gov.au.

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