Skip links and keyboard navigation

Applying for a Seniors Card

Apply for a Seniors Card now

You can apply for all card types using the same online application. If your application is successful, you will receive your card within 4 weeks.


Residency requirements:

To be eligible for Seniors Card, Seniors Card+go or a Seniors Business Discount Card, you must:

  • be a permanent resident of Queensland.
  • live in Queensland for at least 6 months of the year and your home address must be shown on your driver licence, or be registered as your home address with (at least) 1 of the following:
    • Electoral Commission of Queensland
    • Centrelink
    • Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs

Age/work requirements:

In addition to the residency requirements, you must also meet age/work requirements for each card type.

Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go

To be eligible for a Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go you must be:

  • 65 years or older and working less than 35 hours a week in paid employment
  • 60–64 years, working less than 35 hours a week in paid employment and the holder of one of the below:
    • Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
    • Commonwealth Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold, White or Orange card.

Seniors Business Discount Card

To be eligible for a Seniors Business Discount Card, you must be 60 years or older.

Proof of age and address

When you apply, you'll be asked to provide one of the numbers below:

  • your Centrelink customer reference number (CRN)
  • your Department of Veterans' Affairs file number
  • Queensland driver licence number
  • Queensland adult proof of age card number

If you don't have any of these forms of identification, you can provide an image or photocopy of your:

  • birth certificate
  • passport.

The name on your official document must be the same name used in your application.

How to apply

There is one application process for all 3 card types. You will be issued with a card based on your eligibility.

If you have a card and your eligibility has changed, you can upgrade, replace or cancel your card online or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

You can apply up to 2 months prior to your 60th birthday (your card will be issued when you turn 60):


Fill out the online seniors application form.

By post

Print and complete the application form, then post it to:

Card Services 
Smart Service Queensland
Reply Paid 10817
Brisbane Adelaide Street  QLD  4000

You can print the application form here:

By phone

Call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) to complete your application over the phone.

Over the counter

Visit a Queensland Government Service Counter.

Card types

Seniors Card

Seniors Card

Seniors Card +go

Seniors Card +go

You can now combine your Seniors Card with a go card. It's free, easy to get and easy to use.

Seniors Business Discount Card

Seniors Business Discount Card

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated:
11 July 2016

Page feedback

  1. How satisfied are you with your experience today? *