New ACT Seniors Card Directory

ACT Seniors Card holders are eligible for a number of discounts on goods and services



The ACT Seniors Spectacles Scheme provides eligible ACT residents a $35 rebate towards the cost of spectacles every two years. Read more about eligibility and how to claim this concession.


Holders of ACT Seniors Cards are entitled to 10% discount on registration. This means that you pay 10% less on the cost of the registration component but must pay the full fee for compulsory third party insurance, road rescue fee, road safety contribution and short term registration surcharge if applicable.

Seniors with gas or electric powered vehicles are entitled to 28% discount on registration. If the registered vehicle is gas or electric powered, this means that you pay 28% less on the cost of the registration component but must pay the full fee for compulsory third party insurance, road rescue fee, road safety contribution and short term registration surcharge if applicable.

To claim a seniors concession on your vehicles registration you must present a current and valid ACT Seniors Card and primary proof of identity to an Access Canberra Service Centre or Shopfront. The concession can only be provided to the card holder. A concession can only be applied to one light vehicle registration in the card holder's name.

Read more from Access Canberra.

Travel Concessions

As part of a 12 month trial (commencing Saturday 14 January 2017) , eligible senior and concession holders who travel using MyWay will be able to take advantage of this initiative during stated Transport Canberra off peak travel times which are: between 9am - 4.30pm and after 6pm weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. To take advantage of free travel you will require a positive balance on your MyWay card and will need to tap on and tap off the bus correctly using MyWay during the stated off peak periods. Failure to tap off correctly will result in passengers being charged the default fare. Your journey must commence by MyWay tap on, during the off peak period.

ACTION Gold Card holders or seniors over 70 with a seniors/MyWay card are still entitled to free travel on ACTION buses at all times.

Read more about concession travel on the ACTION Bus network here.


ACT Seniors Card holders may be eligible for concession travel on interstate transport. 

Information on Senior’s transport concessions in other States and Territories around Australia can be found on the following websites.

ACT is the first jurisdiction to link with NSW Opal Card. Your ACT Seniors Card number is uniquely linked to your NSW Opal Card which allows ACT Seniors Card holders access to concessional fares in NSW. For more information on applying for a Gold Opal Card please click here.


The ACT Seniors Card Discount Directory is a biennial publication that lists hundreds of discounts on goods and services by organisations and businesses. The ACT Seniors Card website is constantly updating with new discounts. To be aware of new discounts being offered to ACT Seniors Card holders make sure your email address is up to date so you receive our quarterly e-news, the Seniors Card Scoop

Hardcopies of the 2017-19 ACT Seniors Card Discount Directory is now available from any Access Canberra Service Centre or ACT public library. 

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ACT Seniors Card Directory is also available to download or view on-line at: 


COTA ACT has acted in good faith in publishing these concessions and discounts, but cannot in any way guarantee the accuracy of the information. COTA ACT is reliant on the good faith of the people and business providing us with the information. 



  • ACT Seniors Cards
  • The Seniors Information Line
  • Referrals to community organisations
  • Services for older people and their carers
  • Social Groups & Support Groups


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