Are you travelling interstate?
Seniors Card Directories relevant to each State and Territory are available at the Seniors Card Offices listed below. These Directories can also be viewed online to help you take advantage of discounted goods and services as you travel. The ACT Seniors Card can be used throughout Australia at participating businesses.
Seniors Card Offices
ACT Seniors Card
Ph: 02 6282 3777
NSW Seniors Card
Ph: 13 77 88
NT Seniors Card
Ph: 1800 441 489
QLD Seniors Card
Ph: 13 74 68
SA Seniors Card
Ph: 1800 819 961
TAS Seniors Card
Ph: 1300 135 513
VIC Seniors Card
Ph: 1300 797 210
WA Seniors Card
Ph: 1800 671 233
ACT Seniors Card and NSW Opal Card
ACT is the first jurisdiction to link with NSW Opal Card. Your ACT Seniors Card number is uniquely linked to your NSW Opal Card which allows ACT Seniors Card holders access to concessional fares in NSW.Please note: When replacing a lost or damaged ACT Seniors Card it is also necessary to reapply for a NSW Opal Card as your Seniors Card number will change.
Information on Senior’s transport concessions in other States and Territories around Australia can be found on the following websites.
Opal card NSW
Trains and coaches NSW
ACT Interstate Seniors MyWay card
Seniors Card holders from other states and territories in Australia can apply for an Interstate Seniors MyWay card.
Interstate MyWay card holders receive the same concession fare as ACT seniors and MyWay pension card holders and are able to travel for free during off peak times as part of an ACT Government trial. Interstate card holders are not eligible for the over 70s free travel.
Interstate Seniors Card holders can also show the bus driver their Seniors Card and purchase a cash concession fare (currently $2.40 per ride).c
How to apply
Applying from interstate
Interstate Seniors MyWay cards can be applied for in advance from COTA ACT.
To apply, lodge this form with a copy of your State/Territory Seniors Card and a copy of a document with proof of your address (eg drivers license, proof of identity card) via:
Mail to: COTA ACT, Hughes Community Centre, 2 Wisdom St Hughes ACT 2605
An Interstate Seniors MyWay card will then be mailed to you. Please allow up to 10 business days from receipt of your application to receive your card.
Applying in person
For Seniors Card holders already in Canberra, Interstate Seniors MyWay cards can be obtained from:
- Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, Regatta Point, Barrine Drive, Parkes
- COTA ACT office (Hughes Community Centre, 2 Wisdom St Hughes)
- Access Canberra Service Centres (https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/4430/~/access-canberra-services%2C-locations-and-opening-hours)
Putting credit on your Interstate Seniors MyWay Card
Interstate card holders will need credit on their card to use it on Transport Canberra buses.
Credit can be purchased through a MyWay Recharge Agent: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/myway-and-fares/mywayguide/myway-recharge-agents, Access Canberra Service Centres or online: https://www.transport.act.gov.au/myway-and-fares/mywayguide#Topup.
Allow 3-5 days for credit to apply to your card via online top up. The funds will then transfer to your travel balance when the MyWay card is presented at a MyWay console.
Please note: COTA ACT are unable to load credit, or check the balance of cards.