A new Seniors Card available today will extend the huge range of business discounts and savings on offer through the Victorian Seniors Card Program to seniors working full time.
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today urged Victorians aged 60 and over and still working full time to apply for the new Seniors Business Discount Card.
It is estimated that an extra 160,000 Victorians will be able to obtain Seniors Card savings.
There are more than 4,000 participating businesses across Victoria, with most businesses offering a minimum 10 per cent discount on goods or services, including travel, accommodation, hospitality, entertainment and leisure.
Seniors in full time employment will be able to join the Seniors Card program, benefitting from business discounts currently enjoyed by more than 980,000 Victorian Seniors Card holders, excluding public transport and fishing-licence discounts.
The Seniors Card program has been offering savings to seniors since 1991. It encourages seniors to keep healthy, active and engaged with the community, by providing incentives and making it more affordable to get out and about.
Eligible seniors can apply online now for the new card by visiting seniorsonline.vic.gov.au. For more information call the Victorian Seniors Card Program on 1300 797 210.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability & Ageing, Martin Foley
“The Andrews Labor Government recognises that older Victorians are working full time for longer.”
“The Seniors Card program aims to ease the burden of the rising cost of living, as well as rewarding and acknowledging seniors for the remarkable contribution they have made to our community.”
Quote attributable to Chief Executive Officer, Council of the Ageing Victoria (COTA), Sue Hendy
"COTA is delighted that more older Victorians can now access the popular Seniors Card program. Extending business discounts to seniors who work full-time is another positive step towards a more age-friendly Victoria.”
Quote attributable to Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour
“It is extremely pleasing the changing nature of ageing in Victoria is being recognised. More and more people are choosing, and some needing, to work beyond the traditional retirement age.”
“The Seniors Business Discount Card recognises the valuable contribution that all senior Victorians make to our vibrant state.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021