Three weeks after applications for the Regional Seniors Travel Card opened the popular initiative has received more than 100,000 applications from across regional NSW.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said it’s fantastic to see the keen response to year two of the trial with a $250 pre-paid Visa card, benefitting more than 337,500 seniors in 2020.
“The Regional Seniors Travel Card was a commitment we made before the 2019 NSW election, and I’m proud to say it’s one we have delivered for the people of regional NSW,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“The card has been an overwhelming success, last year easing the burden of 10,647 local seniors in the Goulburn electorate.
“Now we are in year two of the trial, there has already been 2973 applications received across the region; 1,032 in Goulburn Mulwaree, 133 in Upper Lachlan Shire, 316 in Yass Valley and 1492 in Wingecarribee.
“This card is fantastic for regional seniors and with the benefits flowing for fuel stations, taxi drivers and local economies, the program is injecting money into the region too,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Eligible seniors have until 30 November 2021 to apply and I encourage seniors living in Goulburn and surrounds to submit an application through Service NSW.
Seniors must be an age pensioner with a valid Pensioner Concession Card or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by either the Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Applications for the card are made online at http://www.service.nsw.gov.au, by calling 13 77 88 or by visiting a Service NSW Service Centre.