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Commonly asked questions about the Victorian Seniors Card
Explore news and information for older Victorians
Posts from the Commissioner for Senior Victorians
Browse videos from our information and get involved collection, and get in the groove with the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined
Audio snippets including 'Seniors Updates' from the Commissioner for Senior Victorians
Australia's first people, Aboriginal people have lived here for over 50,000 years
Gerard Mansour is a highly respected and passionate advocate for the needs of older people and provides independent advice and advocacy to the Victorian Government on issues relevant to senior Victorians
Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world. Read more about our diversity and organisations supporting multicultural seniors.
In 2020 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we gathered information on local support services to residents, including older people. This information will be updated in the coming months.
Learn more about elder abuse and where to seek help
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Learn more about scams, and how to avoid them.
Services available to older Victorians such as help at home, residential care, health & support services
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Plan well for retirement with these helpful suggestions
Find out how to save money when shopping, travelling and in the home
Frequently asked questions about services that are available to senior Victorians, and where to find information about these services
During October 2020, local council and community organisations are holding online events as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival
Nominations for the 2021 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are now open! Help us celebrate those Victorians whose kindness and generosity make our state stronger and fairer by nominating a senior today!
The 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined is brought to you with the support of our partners.
The Community Visitors Scheme is funded by the Australian government and plays a vital role in providing companionship for older people
The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria a member driven peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The Northern Federation of Ethnic Senior Citizens Clubs is an association of more than 80 clubs
FriendLine is available for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.
Probus is about Friendship and Fun in retirement.
The Association of Senior Italian Citizens’ Clubs of Victoria includes over 90 senior citizens’ clubs for Italian-Australians operating throughout Victoria
TRY is a social purpose organisation delivering access to early learning, mentoring for the vulnerable and those at-risk, and training and employment opportunities for those wanting to try, but have not had the chance.
U3As provides low-cost learning to older people to encourage them to stay active and engaged, Australia wide.
The Victorian Multicultural Commision encourages Victorians from all backgrounds to connect and socialise, participate and have your say
Neighbourhood Houses provide a place for people together to come together to learn in and contribute to their local community.
Men’s Sheds are a place for men to go for a chat, to meet with other men, put their skills to use and support each other.
Public libraries are more than stacks of books. They are fantastic social and cultural activity hubs that play an important role in our communities.
Family is pivotal in these lives of senior Victorians living in aged care. From the ones they were born into, to the ones they created themselves.
Working life really defined these senior Victorians living in aged care, and what a wealth of working experiences they've enjoyed and toiled with.
An active community life or giving back to society has been a passion for these senior Victorians living in aged care.
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This is a Seniors Card (Seniors Card), this card has many benefits and discounts.
The purpose of the Seniors Card is to encourage older people to keep active and engaged in the community, making it more affordable for seniors to get out and about.
To be eligible for a Seniors Card in Victoria you must be 60 years of age or older, however you can apply for a card up to three weeks before you turn 60.
You must be a permanent resident of Australia residing in Victoria
There are two different cards: The Seniors Card and the Seniors Business Discount Card (Seniors Business Discount Card).
• If you work less than 35 hours per week you can apply for a Seniors Card.
• If you work 35 hours per week or more you can apply for a Seniors Business Discount card.
Come and speak to our Bilingual Community Educator (BCE) (Bilingual Community Educator) or a community member to learn how to get a Seniors Card.
Or visit the website www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/apply or phone 1300 797 210.
To apply online you will need to have your Medicare card with you.
Application forms are also available at your local library.
Seniors Card holders and Seniors Business Discount Card holders can take advantage of discounts on goods and services from thousands of Seniors Card businesses.
The benefits include:
A free Seniors myki card when you join the program with discounts on public transport (only for Seniors Card holders).
• Discounts on thousands of businesses including restaurants.
• Discounts at many attractions such as the Melbourne Zoo
• Discount museum entry.
• Discounts on movie tickets.
Look for the 'Seniors Card Welcome Here' logo or ask for Seniors Card discounts when you're out and about.
For more information ask our Bilingual Educators or a local community member to assist you to apply to get a card.
So you can start getting the benefits of a Seniors Card today.
The Community Participation for Seniors from Emerging Communities project aimed to build capacity and capabilities of seniors from six target communities: Sudanese (Dinka), Ethiopian (Amharic), Somali (Somali), Burmese (Karen and Chin), Filipino (Tagalog) and Afghani (Dari). The project engaged with these groups in the Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham and Greater Dandenong local government areas (LGAs) and surrounding areas to support them to access and participate in Victorian seniors support programs and services by creating videos in language.
For a written transcript in language please contact the Seniors Card program on email.
Page last reviewed: 09 Dec 2020
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