[NSW] $250 Travel Card for NSW Regional Seniors with Aged Pension Card or CSHC Card @ Service NSW


Time to reach out to Grandparents!!! or take care of yourself on this one.

The regional seniors travel card provides eligible seniors in regional, rural and remote areas with a $250 prepaid card to help ease the cost of travel. You can use the travel card at certain retailers across Australia to pay for fuel, taxis and pre-booked NSW Trainlink Regional trains and coaches.

You'll need to activate your card before you can use it.

The travel card is valid for 14 months from the date of issue (the date shown on your card letter). The expiry date is available on the front of the card.

The regional seniors travel card program is available for a 2-year trial period (2020-2021). Eligible seniors can apply for a card in 2020 and for another card in 2021.

Applications for 2021 (Year 2) open on 18 January 2021 and will close on 30 November 2021.


To be eligible for the trial, you must:

  • have reached the Age Pension age
  • live in a designated regional area of NSW outside of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong
  • be receiving support from either Services Australia or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as follows:
Services Australia

You must be:

  • receiving the Age Pension; or
  • a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holder.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs

You must be receiving one of the following:

  • Age Pension
  • Service Pension
  • Disability Pension under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
  • War Widow(er) Pension
  • Or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

You must also have received your pension or have held your card for at least one month.

What you need

  • your personal details (name, date of birth)
  • your mother's maiden name (used to verify your identity if you need to enquire about your card)
  • your residential address and delivery address
  • your phone number
  • your Services Australia customer reference number or Department of Veterans’ Affairs file number or unique identification number (UIN) as shown on your entitlement card. If your household has more than one applicant, use your UIN (if you have one).
  • a MyServiceNSW Account and email address (only if you're applying online).

Note: The details you provide in your application must match those held by Services Australia or the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Related Stores

NSW Government
NSW Government


  • 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.

    • Got one last year used it for petrol and never had any issues with extra fees or charges. That is just standard leagleeze with banks.

  • Damn!
    Missed out again. Will try again in a few years.

  • regional, rural and remote areas


    • if you or a friend or family member is eligible, it is worthwhile to give it a go if your in NSW. Can't hurt to try.

  • Thanks OP. I've set a reminder for 2069.

    • it was just a 2 year trial 2020 and 2021 so looks like you will have to let this one go…

      • It's very hard for politicians to take something like this way once voters have tasted it. I expect it to continue, if not with the current government, then it becomes a pledge by the opposition hoping to take over.

  • That's great… get the oldies out during a pandemic that primarily only affects the oldies.

    • For the simple minded, it gets them out in their car, rather than on public transport where the risk is greater.

      Like all bs you can spin anything any way you please.😀

      • Yep I've only used my card for fuel, so instead of me paying for some fill ups, the taxpayer is doing it, what's not to like about that? We live in regional NSW. Our nearest bus service is 5klms away, nearest train station 50klms. Clearly in a rural location we have to travel further for basic stuff like groceries, medical services or re-newing a driving license.

        It has to be noted that people who live in urban areas have taxpayer subsidised public transport available to them, regardless of whether it's used. We don't and this is a measure to level things up.