Please read these Terms and Conditions before completing the WA Seniors Card Application Form.
- To be eligible for a WA Seniors Card:
From 1 July 2015, the qualifying age for the WA Seniors Card will increase from 60 years to 61 years. The age to qualify for a WA Seniors Card will then increase by one year every two years, reaching 65 by 1 July 2023. The following table indicates the age applicants must be to apply:
|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|
- You must reside in Western Australia and be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia. If you are actually present in Western Australia for more than half the year, whether continuously or intermittently, you may be said to have a constructive residence in Western Australia unless permanent residence is actually outside Western Australia. Temporary immigration visa holders are not eligible for WA Seniors Card.
- You must work 25 hours or less per week in paid employment, averaged over 12 month period. This allows for circumstances such as doing shift work, monthly or fortnightly rosters and seasonal work.
- If any of your circumstances change that may affect your eligibility, you must notify the WA Seniors Card Centre immediately. If you fail to do so and you continue to use the WA Seniors Card when you are no longer eligible your WA Seniors Card will be deemed cancelled from the time you cease to be eligible and you may be committing a criminal offence by continuing to use it.
- The WA Seniors Card Centre reserves the right to request information from you from time to time to confirm your continued eligibility for a WA Seniors Card. You must co-operate fully with any request for information. Failure to do so may result in your WA Seniors Card being suspended or cancelled.
- When applying for a WA Seniors Card you must provide 100 points of identification (see table 1) that provides:
- Photo identification
- Date of birth
- Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency
- Proof of your current WA residential address
- If your name is different to your identification documents, the following documents can be provided: Marriage Certificate, Divorce Papers, Change of Name Certificate from Registrar General. These documents do not contribute to the 100 point identification score and only verifies your name change.
- If you are unable to provide us a copy of either an Australian Birth Certificate, Australian Passport or Australian Citizenship certificate, you will need to demonstrate that you satisfy the permanent residency requirement. To satisfy this requirement you must provide us a copy of your visa grant notification letter issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that indicates you have a permanent visa.
- If you are applying by post, you must provide a copy of each identification document. The photocopy submitted must be legible to read. The WA Seniors Card Centre may contact you to resend your documents should they not be legible to read.
- A WA Seniors Card will only be issued in your name as shown on your identification documents.
- If you are applying for a replacement card, the replacement card will be sent to your current address. If your address has changed, you will need to update the details.
The following identification documents are accepted (note: you must provide either a primary or secondary document that includes your photograph):
Category AYou must provide either; ONE Category A document OR at least ONE Category B document that includes a photograph.
|Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card|
(extracts are not acceptable)
(current or expired within the last two years but not cancelled)
|Australian Citizenship Certificate|
(current, not expired or cancelled)
Your initial document from this group will be awarded 40 points, any additional documents are awarded 25.
|WA Drivers Licence|
|State or Federal Government Employee Identity|
|Tertiary Education Institution Identity|
|Department of Veteran Affairs Card|
|Photo Card Issued by the Department of Transport|
All documents in this group attract 25 points. Only one card from each institution may be counted.
|Council Rates Notice|
|Property Lease/Rental Agreement|
|Property Insurance Papers|
|Professional or Trade Association Card|
(e.g. Telephone, Gas)
|Motor Vehicle Registration or Insurance Documents|
- Payments will only be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
- You are responsible for ensuring that the WA Seniors Card Centre holds your current and correct bank account details.
- Payments will only be made into accounts with a bank, building society, cooperative or other similar financial institution in Australia.
- Payments will only be made into an account (including a joint account) in your name except in the following circumstances:
- Payment may be made into your partner’s bank account only if they hold a current WA Seniors Card and you notify the WA Seniors Card Centre to link your WA Senior Card account with your partner.
- Payment may be made into accounts in the name of a person holding an Enduring Power of Attorney for you. Evidence must be provided.
- Payments may also be made into accounts in the name of the person appointed your Guardian by the State Administrative Tribunal. Evidence must be provided.
- Payments will not be made into:
- accounts in a former name i.e. maiden name;
- business accounts;
- accounts held by religious organisations or charities; or
- trust accounts other than those conducted in accordance with appointments made by the State Administrative Tribunal.
- The Department of Communities reserves the right to suspend any rebate or concessions payments where bank account details provided do not meet the above conditions. If you do not have legal access to an account you will need to contact the WA Seniors Card Centre on the details below to discuss your options.
- For the Cost of Living Rebate, applications must be received by 31 May for payment to occur that year.
- You are responsible for ensuring your banking details are up to date by 31 May of each year to be eligible for that year’s Cost of Living Rebate. If your bank account details are not correct at the time of the annual payment and you do not update your bank details by 31 May of the subsequent year, payment of the cost of Living Rebate will be cancelled.
- If your WA Seniors Card has been suspended or deactivated, you are not eligible to receive any rebates or payments and must reapply.
- The Department of Communities reserves the right to share your personal information collected in this form with other State and Commonwealth Government agencies.
- Non identifying information may be shared with our business partners to undertake analytics and to provide ongoing benefits to our members.
- You must not allow any other person to use your WA Seniors Card. If you do both you and they maybe committing a criminal offence.
- You must acknowledge that the benefits provided by the WA Seniors Card may change from time to time, and certain benefits may be cancelled altogether.
- The Department of Communities reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time.