From 1 January, the new national scheme started rolling out to allow seniors to use their concession cards outside their home state.
“This scheme will provide incentives for seniors to take holidays and visit family members interstate as well as boosting communities and businesses that depend on tourism” Mr. Price said.
The Australian Government has offered almost $50 million over four years to State and Territory Governments including $22,649,177 for NSW. This funding will provide concessions to Senior Card holders who are using public transport services outside their home state.
Until now, Seniors Cards have only entitled the holder to public transport concession in their home state.
“The new arrangements will mean seniors travelling interstate can now access cheaper fares on local transport in their destination city”.
To apply for a Seniors Card contact Mr. Price’s office on 9625 4344 or visit http://www.seniorscard.com.au.