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[Seniors Card Holders] Free 12-Month Entry Pass for Tasmania's 19 National Parks (Usually up to $76)

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The Tasmanian Government is providing Seniors Card holders with 12 months free entry 1 to our 19 national parks, starting 1 July 2018.

Free entry applies only to entry for national parks - other fees such as guided cave tours, overnight walk passes and camping fees, still apply.

Who is eligible?
This offer is open to all Australian residents who are holders of Australian Government-issued Seniors Cards 2, not including Seniors Business Cards.

How do you access the benefits?
From 1 July 2018, Seniors Card holders will be able to obtain their free Seniors parks pass by registering online through our Parks Pass Portal or at a national park visitor centre. These passes must be printed and displayed on the vehicle dashboard when visiting a national park.

Please note:

  • The Seniors pass holder must be travelling in the vehicle.
  • The Seniors pass is not transferable.
  • Additional identification may be requested to confirm identity.

  1. Previous cost of an annual pass for Seniors Card holders was up to $76 

  2. The Tasmanian Premier's media statement mentions that the offer is for "Tasmanian seniors", however the National Parks news page states that it is open to all Australian seniors. 

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  • Where have you been, Katie?

  • Good for any Australian Seniors Card holder (& anyone else in vehicle!) travelling in TAS. That's generous👍

    Sent a message to older friend in Hobart. He was very happy to hear about this offer😀

  • From 1 July 2019, Seniors Card holders will be eligible to purchase a Seniors park pass, which offers a 50 per cent discount on the concession fee of an All Parks annual or two-year pass.

    It's a trap!

  • Probably best to choose a hire car as your vehicle for mainland visitors?

    Register for a Seniors Pass

    Vehicle Details

    Please provide the vehicle type and registration numbers of the vehicles you wish to register for your pass.

    If using a hire/rental vehicle, please select the Hire vehicle type from the drop-down list. You may leave the Hire vehicle registration numbers as "HIRE"

    • please select the Hire vehicle type from the drop-down list.

      So they restrict you to hiring a particular type of vehicle once you register?

      Also, what if you choose not to hire and will just be a passenger in another car??

      • The pass is for one vehicle only, so it needs to be relevant at the time of entry. Creating an account during the purchase process allows you to manage your pass though.

        Covers one vehicle registered at the pass holders address

        • Covers one vehicle registered at the pass holders address

          So therefore you can't use a HIRE vehicle…

        • @jv: They've provided a work around for hire vehicles that when chosen will populate the registration # field with "HIRE".

          Yes, you can use it with hire vehicles but the pass is only valid for one vehicle.

        • @crayner:

          Yes, you can use it with hire vehicles but the pass is only valid for one vehicle.

          So you have to hire the EXACT SAME vehicle?

        • @jv:
          Rangers can tell if the vehicle is hired. Over a year, people may hire different vehicles. I've used the Annual Pass with various hire vehicles over months.

        • @Infidel:

          If the discount is for the 'Senior Card Holder', why should the vehicle matter?

          What if they don't have one and borrow a friend's car?

        • @jv:
          Blame Canada🇨🇦 TAS.

        • @jv:

          What if they don't have one and borrow a friend's car?

          Seniors don't have friends.

  • Aren't national parks free?

    • Yes, in some places. I see you're from Qld - free.
      Others charge a fee to help recover a small amount of the cost to tax payers.

      Considering the small population of TAS, & relatively large number of interstate & overseas tourists, some cost recovery seems ok. I happily pay their fees - it's a bargain for what you get.

      I've organised the helicopter medivac of a local I found near the Overland Track. That's not cheap, but she would have likely died otherwise. On the other hand, a search party was about to set out to find me another time😱

      TAS conditions change very quickly. Snow & extreme conditions are not so bad in QLD NP, but that's normal in TAS - even in summer. That adds to costs. Coming from QLD myself, it is very different!

      There is a relatively high proportion of land area set aside as National Park (21%) in TAS. QLD has only 8%. NP cover 4% of Australia.

      Tas NP Guide