The Victorian Seniors Card - Everything You Need To Know

If you’re eligible to receive one, the Victorian Seniors Card could help make your retirement easier by providing you with a large range of discounts on goods, services, utilities and public transport.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Victorian Seniors Card, including its history, some of the benefits it provides, the eligibility requirements and how to apply for one.

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What kinds of discounts do you get with a Victorian Seniors Card?

The Victorian Seniors Card entitles holders to a number of benefits, many of which are discounts or concessions at participating stores and businesses. Victoria has particularly wide-ranging transport benefits for seniors when compared to other states.

Discounts at stores and businesses

The list of discounts afforded by a Victorian Seniors Card is quite extensive and is constantly being added to. If you want to find out more, the Victorian Seniors Card website has a handy discount directory, which allows you to search all current discounts by location and offer type.

Transport concessions

As mentioned, Victoria offers generous public transport concessions for its seniors. Not only do Victorian Seniors Card-holders get a free myki card (usually $6, or $3 for a concession myki card), they also receive the following:

  • 50% discount on full fares
  • free travel on weekends in two consecutive zones
  • two or four annual Victorian off-peak travel vouchers
  • concession fares on V/Line (Victoria’s regional train service) trains and coaches.

Who is eligible for a Victorian Seniors Card?

To be eligible for a Victorian Seniors Card, you must be:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Either working less than 35 paid hours a week or fully retired
  • A permanent resident of Australia and living in Victoria

If you meet the residency and age requirements but not the work requirement, you may be eligible for a Seniors Business Discount Card rather than a Victorian Seniors Card.

How do I apply for a Victorian Seniors Card?

You can apply for a Victorian Seniors Card either online or by post. You can begin the online application process here, or visit an Australia Post outlet to pick up an application form.

While the discounts you get as a Victorian Seniors Card holder could make a difference in helping you save money in retirement, it’s still important to ensure you’ll have enough in super to fund your retirement in the first place. You can compare different super funds with Canstar to find the best one for you.

About James Hurwood

James HurwoodJames is a Finance Journalist at Canstar and has a wealth of experience when it comes to unpacking and explaining the minutiae of personal finance. He started at Canstar in 2013 as a student while completing a Bachelor of Journalism majoring in Media & Communications at QUT and has since transitioned into a full-time writer. He has a particular passion for the subject of superannuation and is ‘invested’ in making it as engaging and accessible a topic as possible for Australians of all ages, but particularly other young people. James is currently saving for his first home, and spends much of his spare time hitting either drums or boxing bags.

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