As of 1 July 2020, to be eligible for an ACT Seniors Card, you must have turned 60 years of age, be a permanent resident of the ACT and not be in paid employment for more than 20 hours per week.
The ACT Seniors Card provides:
- a 10 per cent discount on motor vehicle registration;
- a 28 per cent discount for electric vehicle registration
- concessional public transport fares at peak times and free travel at off peak times and free travel for people over 70; and
- a broad range of discounts from private businesses who kindly support the senior community.
The ACT Seniors Card also allows seniors to access reciprocal discounts in other states and territories. You can also use the ACT Seniors Card interstate and in New Zealand. For more information click here.
How do I get an ACT Seniors Card?
An online application process has been introduced for those eligible to apply for the ACT Seniors Card.
You can now apply for a senior’s card by completing an online form.
Upon submission of the online application form, you will receive an email copy for your records.
If you require any assistance filling out the online form, or if you are not able to complete an application online, in the first instance please call COTA ACT on 6282 3777 or the MyWay Administration Office on 6207 7711.
COTA ACT will assist you in completing the application over the phone.
If filling out the online form is a problem you can download a PDF copy here to print and fill out yourself, or we can mail a hard copy of the form to you. You will then need to either post the completed form back to COTA ACT, Hughes Community Centre, 2 Wisdom Street, Hughes ACT 2605 or visit the COTA office at the Hughes Community Centre to drop it off and receive personal assistance.
Following lodgement of your application, you will receive your ACT Seniors Card in the mail within 7 business days.
Your ACT Seniors Card will include your name on the card as a form of ID validation.