Senior transport concession scheme goes national

By: Jason Whittaker


Seniors travelling on interstate public transport systems from Queensland and Western Australia are now eligible for fare concessions under the

Seniors travelling on interstate public transport systems from Queensland and Western Australia are now eligible for fare concessions under the National Seniors Transport Scheme.

The scheme, launched in January, is part of a $50 million national agreement to provide incentives to seniors to spend their tourist dollars in Australia.

New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory implemented the Scheme from 1 January 2009.

The decisions by the Queensland and Western Australian Governments to adopt the new concession arrangements means more than 3 million Australian Seniors Card holders are eligible for the travel concessions.

Seniors Cards are issued by state and territory governments to residents who are generally aged 60 years and over and no longer working full time.

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