$10M in savings via seniors’ travel cards

Minister for Regional Roads and Transport, Paul Toole, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, with Seniors Travel Cards

Central Coast seniors have access to more than $10M in potential travel savings, with 40,987 Regional Seniors Travel Cards now having been issued in the region since they were announced in January.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the card eases the burden of travel costs for senior citizens.

“The Central Coast is a geographically large region, and travel to essential services like medical appointments and shopping centres can be one of the most significant household costs that seniors face,” Crouch said.

“The $250 pre-loaded Regional Seniors Travel Card can be used to purchase fuel, book taxi services or travel on NSW TrainLink trains and coaches.

“The eligibility criteria have also been expanded to allow more seniors to access this cost of living relief at this difficult time in light of COVID-19.”

To be eligible to receive the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card, a person must be an age pensioner with: a valid Pensioner Concession Card; a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by the Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs; or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension, Disability Pension or Widow’s Pension.

Eligible seniors have until November 30 to apply for a card, and 12 months to use their card from activation.

More information on seniors travel cards can be found at www.service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel.

Media release, Sep 21
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch