Seniors living in the region will save $250 on travel costs thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said applications are now open for a fourth year, and she is encouraging seniors to take advantage of the initiative now.
“The NSW Nationals in the State Government are cutting the cost of living to make daily life easier thanks to our Regional Seniors Travel Card,” Ms Cooke said.
“The $250 pre-paid Visa card can be used on fuel, electric charging stations, pre-booked NSW TrainLink regional trains and coaches, helping those eligible with the cost of getting from A to B.
“I know how much seniors value this card – it can mean a few extra visits to the grandkids, catching up with family and friends within NSW, getting to the shops, or attending medical appointments much easier.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said he wanted the number of cards issued this year to break the 2022 record, when 362,000 cards were issued.
“I really encourage all eligible seniors to get their applications in and save themselves $250 on travel costs for this year,” Mr Farraway said.
The Regional Seniors Travel Card has injected $196 million into regional economies, with more than one million cards issued since the scheme started in 2020.
Applications are now open and will close on November 30, 2023.
Seniors can apply online at service.nsw.gov.au, by visiting their local Service NSW shopfront or calling 1800 569 070.