Seniors living in the Goulburn electorate can now access their Seniors and Seniors Savers Card digitally via the Service NSW app for the first time since its introduction in 1992.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the Seniors and Seniors Saver Cards have been incredibly important for easing the cost of living in NSW for 30 years.
“Now, for the first time, Seniors will be able to access the card via the Service NSW app, meaning there is one less thing for them to carry around with them,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“This will make life easier for our seniors today and our seniors tomorrow, who are growing more accustomed to using technology rather than using a physical card.
Mrs Tuckerman said the digital Seniors and Seniors Savers Cards join a raft of other digital initiatives.
“Seniors have already embraced the Service NSW app through programs like Dine & Discover NSW and Digital Driver Licences – and this digital option provides them with greater choice and flexibility,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“The rollout follows a successful pilot with 4,000 participants, with the vast majority giving it the thumbs up.
Mrs Tuckerman said the program has been providing savings since its inception in 1992, including on gas and electricity.
“When this initiative was first introduced by the then Premier of NSW, John Fahey, 250,000 seniors had access to discounts and rebates from 320 goods and service providers.
“Now, it is one of the largest programs of its kind in Australia, with 1.8 million seniors able to access discounts and rebates at more than 6,500 shops, travel, entertainment and professional services.”
The digital cards will be opt-in only and customers will continue to receive a physical card.
To find instructions on how to add a digital Seniors or Senior Savers Card to the Service NSW app or to learn more visit service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/nsw-seniors-card-program