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Regional seniors travel card applications for 2021 now open

Applications for the regional seniors travel card for 2021 are now open.

The regional seniors travel card is pre-loaded with $250 for eligible seniors living in regional, rural and remote NSW to spend on travel-related expenses. It can be used to purchase pre-booked NSW TrainLink train and coach services, fuel and taxi services.

The card is intended to reduce travel costs for eligible seniors living outside major cities who typically have longer distances to travel and fewer transport options.

Eligible seniors have from 18 January to 30 November 2021 to apply for a regional seniors travel card. Seniors who have a 2020 card will need to apply to receive a card in 2021. Successful applicants should activate their cards within 45 days of receiving it. They have 14 months to use the card before it expires.

To be eligible to receive the $250 regional seniors travel card, you must be an age pensioner with a valid Pensioner Concession Card, or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or DVA Veteran Gold Card issued by either the Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs. You must also permanently live in regional NSW outside Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. For further important information about the RSTC please read the Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions at service.nsw.gov.au/RSTCterms.

We encourage you to apply in a COVID-safe way by going to service.nsw.gov.au or calling 13 77 88, however you can also apply at a Service NSW Service Centre.

The regional seniors travel card is provided by Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714. Conditions apply. Fees and charges may apply. For further information please read the Product Disclosure Statement and the full Terms and Conditions. Full details of the terms and conditions that apply to the regional seniors travel card are available at service.nsw.gov.au/RSTCterms. This information does not take your personal objectives, circumstances or needs into account. Consider its appropriateness to these factors before acting on it. This information is current as at January 2021.