Apply for a WA Seniors Card

On 1 July 2015 the age eligibility criteria for new WA Seniors Card applications (PDF 228KB) will change. Anyone with a current WA Seniors Card will be unaffected.



Eligibility criteria

To enjoy the benefits of the WA Seniors Card, applicants who lodge their form on or before 30 June 2015 must be:

  • aged 60 years or more
  • a permanent resident of Western Australia (include holders of the sub class 410 or 405 Visa who have lived in WA for a minimum of five years and reside in WA for a minimum of six months each year)
  • not in full time employment (i.e. I work 25 hours or less per week, averaged over a 12 month period).

Applications for a WA Seniors Card received on or before 30 June 2015 require an application form including a statutory declaration to confirm eligibility for a card. By law the applicant’s signature must be witnessed by an approved person. A list of suitable witnesses is provided on the application form.



Changes to WA Seniors Card applications – 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, new eligibility criteria will apply to the WA Seniors Card. The eligible age for WA Seniors Card holders will increase by a year, every two years to 65 by 2023-24.

You will still need to be a permanent resident of Western Australia and be working 25 hours or less per week averaged over a 12 month period to apply.

From 1 July 2015 all new applicants for a WA Seniors Card will also need to provide 100 points of identification to be approved for a WA Seniors Card.   

A new application form for the WA Seniors Card will be available from 1 July 2015 from this website, the WA Seniors Card Centre and Australia Post.



Need a replacement card?

To replace a lost or stolen card or to change your name, you need to complete a replacement application form (PDF 228KB).



If your circumstances change

Please note, you need to advise the WA Seniors Card Centre if you commence full-time employment (i.e. work more than 25 hours a week, averaged over a 12 month period) or cease being a permanent resident of Western Australia as this may affect your eligibility to retain the card.



Lodge your application

Post:

WA Seniors Card Centre
Locked Bag 3
PERTH BC WA 6849

Email:

seniorscard@dlgc.wa.gov.au 

Deliver:

Gordon Stephenson House
Level 2, 140 William Street
Perth WA 6000

Seniors Card Centre on Railway Lane at 140. Enter from Murray St Mall between Cotton On and Forever New (opposite Target).

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Last Updated: 20-05-2015
 

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