NT Seniors Card is part of an Australia-wide initiative jointly supported by the Northern Territory Government and private enterprise. The scheme recognises the valuable contribution of older people to their local community and Territory as a whole. The Seniors Card is issued free and provides access on a range of goods and services provided by participating businesses. The scheme is managed by Council on the Ageing (Northern Territory).
Any permanent Northern Territory (NT) resident who is 60 years of age or older is eligible for a NT Seniors card. The Seniors Card is free and provides access to savings on a range of goods and services at participating businesses.
Find out where you can use your card* You can also get a $55 annual concession on your registration of a private vehicle.
To apply for a Seniors Card follow these steps.
Step 1. Fill in the Seniors Card application form
Step 2. Send the form to: Seniors Card, COTA NT, GPO Box 852, Darwin NT 0801
The Seniors Card is for personal use. You can’t transfer it to other people, including family members, friends or colleagues. Show your card to let businesses know that you are entitled to benefits and discounts that they have agreed to provide. Always tell the business that you intend to claim their benefit or discount before going ahead with the purchase. There is no obligation on businesses to give you a discount after the transaction has occurred.
You can use your NT Seniors Card for discounted fares on most interstate public transport. It is best to check this before you travel. Many interstate Seniors Card businesses also extend their offer to visitors. However, it is at their discretion and you should always check first.
It is worth taking your Seniors Card with you when travelling overseas. It is often accepted by businesses internationally as a matter of goodwill. There is evidence of the card being accepted in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada and UK.