Local seniors can now apply for the 2022 NSW Regional Seniors Travel Card, providing $250 credit to help with everyday travel costs.
Eligible applicants will receive a $250 pre-paid Visa Card that can be used for fuel, taxis, pre-booked NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coaches, and select community transport services.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Card ensures seniors in rural, regional and remote areas of the State are able to offset some of their costs for getting to the shops, to medical appointments, staying connected locally and with friends and family living in other parts of the State.
“The Card helps ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW, making it easier and more affordable for them to travel,” Mr Toole said.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said eligible seniors have until 30 November 2022 to apply.
“By putting an extra $250 in the pockets of our regional seniors, we are boosting access to safe and convenient travel, as well as reducing the burden on people who often have fewer transport options than those living in the city,” Mr Farraway said.
With the latest COVID-19 health advice, seniors are strongly advised to apply online or call 13 77 88 rather than visit a service centre. More information can be found at service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel