WA Seniors Card

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WA Seniors Card – Card Holder Update

The Department of Local Government and Communities is seeking to update the details of some card holders by 16 June 2015. Most WA Seniors Card holders will not be affected. Find out more about the WA Seniors Card – Card Holder Update.

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 one of the most generous schemes 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.

On 1 July 2015 the criteria to apply for a WA Seniors Card changed.

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

New applicants for the WA Seniors Card will need to use the new application form which is available from this website, the WA Seniors Card Centre and Australia Post.

Anyone with a card issued before July 2015 will be unaffected. 

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: 01-07-2015