WA Seniors Card

seniors card centre

Western Australia was the first state to introduce the Seniors Card in 1988 in recognition of the contribution seniors make to the community. The WA Seniors Card is now the most generous scheme of its kind in Australia.

Today, more than 370,000 senior West Australians are getting a better deal with the WA Seniors Card.



Eligibility criteria

It is a lifelong card that does not need to be renewed, as long as the eligibility criteria are met.

You can enjoy the benefits of a WA Seniors Card if you are:

  • 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).


Changes to WA Seniors Card applications – 1 July 2015

On 1 July 2015 the age criteria for new WA Seniors Card applications will change.

New applicants must be at least 61 years old to be eligible. The age eligibility for the WA Seniors Card will increase by one year every two years to 65 years old 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.

Anyone with a current WA Seniors Card will be unaffected by these changes.

From 1 July 2015 there will be a new application form for seniors wishing to apply for a WA Seniors Card. This form will be available from this website, the WA Seniors Card Centre and Australia Post.

Find out how to apply for a Seniors Card.



WA Seniors Card Benefits and Concessions

WA Seniors Card holders are entitled to a range of government concessions and discounts of 10% to 50% off the price of goods and services from over 500 businesses listed in the online WA Seniors Card Discount Directory.

Browse this site to learn how you or your business can get a better deal with the WA Seniors Card, or contact the WA Seniors Card Centre to make an inquiry.

The Seniors Card Hotline number is (08) 6551 8800 or 1800 671 233 (country free call) between the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm weekdays.



How to find us?

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: 14-05-2015