To be eligible for the WA Seniors Card program, you need to be:
- Aged 64 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:
If you are born on or before 30 June 1959, the qualifying age for the WA Seniors Card is 64 years old. If you were born after 30 June 1959, 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:
|Before 1 July 1955||60 years|
|1 July 1955 to 30 June 1956||61 years|
|1 July 1956 to 30 June 1957||62 years|
|1 July 1957 to 30 June 1958||63 years|
|1 July 1958 to 30 June 1959||64 years|
|After 30 June 1959||65 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.