To be eligible for the WA Seniors Card program, you need to be:

  • Aged 63 years or above
  • An Australian Citizen or hold an Australian Permanent Resident Visa
  • Reside in Western Australia
  • Work less than 25 hours per week. 

It is advised that you read the full set of terms and conditions before applying for a WA Seniors Card.

Your WA Seniors Card does not need to be renewed, however, please advise the WA Seniors Card Centre if you change your address or lose your card.

To be eligible for a WA Seniors Card you must meet the following criteria:

1. Age

If you are born on or before 30 June 1958, the qualifying age for the WA Seniors Card is 63 years old. If you were born after 30 June 1958, please refer to the table below.


The age to qualify for a WA Seniors Card will then increase to 65 by 1 July 2023. The following table indicates the age applicants must be to apply for the WA Seniors Card, depending on your date of birth:

Date of birthAge to qualify for a WA Seniors Card
Before 1 July 195560 years
1 July 1955 to 30 June 195661 years
1 July 1956 to 30 June 195762 years
1 July 1957 to 30 June 195863 years
1 July 1958 to 30 June 195964 years
After 30 June 195965 years

 

2. Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident

You must be an Australian Citizen and/or be a Permanent Resident of Australia. Temporary immigration visa holders are not eligible for WA Seniors Card.

3. Reside in Western Australia

You must reside in Western Australia or be present in Western Australia for more than half the year, and cannot have permanent residence outside Western Australia. 

4. Working Hours

You must work 25 hours or less per week in paid employment.

If you are employed on a casual or seasonal basis, the working hours over the last 12-month period is used to determine your average working hours. 

Paid leave (e.g. annual leave, long service leave and sick leave) is included when calculating your working hours per week. For example, if you work part-time on 20 hours per week and receive four weeks of paid annual leave, your working hours is 20 hours per week.

If you are retiring from full time work, you are considered eligible the day after your retirement if you are no longer working.

If you are retiring from full time work and reducing to part-time work, then your current part-time hours is used to determine whether you meet eligibility.

What are the benefits of the WA Seniors Card?

Free off-peak travel

Members get free off-peak travel and concession rates at all other times on Transperth. Conditions apply.
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Local government rate rebate

Get a State Government rebate on local government rates. Conditions apply.
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Water rate rebate

Get a State Government rebate on water service charges. Conditions apply.
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