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Everyone loves a bargain, but once they turn 60 many people in the Northern Territory forget to grab one of the best deals on offer – their NT Seniors Card.
Even if you have not fully retired from the workforce, it’s worth checking to see if you are eligible for a Seniors Card, as in many states the rules allow you to undertake some paid work and still receive a card.
Getting a non-means tested Seniors Card gives you access to valuable concessions on transport costs and discounts from participating businesses for a wide range of goods and services.
To help you make the most of this valuable free scheme, check out SuperGuide’s detailed guide to accessing and using an NT Seniors Card.
What benefits are available?
With a NT Seniors Card you can access lots of discount offers and this includes generous public transport and government concessions in some states.
The discounts available from participating businesses vary considerably, with many of the benefits related to holidays, travel and hospitality. There are also discounts on everyday items like automotive services, household needs, recreation and professional services.
Although discount offers are available year-round from participating businesses, some states also offer special time limited deals. That means it’s a good idea to regularly check your state’s Seniors Card website for the current deals and offers.
Guide to your Northern Territory Seniors Card – rules and benefits
Who can apply for a NT Seniors Card?
- Aged 60 or over
- Permanent NT resident
How do you apply for a NT Seniors Card?
- Apply online
- Mail or email online form
- Apply at COTA NT, Smith Street, Darwin
What government benefits are available with a NT Seniors Card?
- $55 annual concession on private vehicle registration
- Free bus travel on public buses in Darwin and Alice Springs
What discounts can you get with a NT Seniors Card?
- Over 300 participating businesses
- Special offers
- Printed Discount Directory available
- Online search directory: www.ntseniorscard.org.au/discounts-directory
Heading interstate? Take your NT Seniors Card
If you’re travelling interstate, it’s well worth taking your NT Seniors Card, as most states and territories give interstate seniors concessional public transport fares if they present their Seniors Card. For example, interstate Seniors Card holders visiting the ACT can show their card or apply for an Interstate Seniors MyWay Card to receive similar concession fares to ACT seniors.
Travelling overseas? Pack your Seniors Card
Thanks to a reciprocal agreement with the New Zealand Government, Australian state Seniors Card holders can access discounts from thousands of participating businesses through New Zealand’s SuperGold Card program.
This arrangement does not include state or nationally funded programmes, such as the free off-peak public transport available to New Zealand SuperGold Card holders. For more information, see www.supergold.govt.nz.
It can also be worth taking your Seniors Card if you travel to countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada, as many overseas businesses accept seniors cards if they offer discounted prices to their own seniors.