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Applying for a Seniors Card

Apply for a Seniors Card now

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

Eligibility

Queensland Seniors Card and Seniors Card +go

Residency requirements:

  • You must be a permanent resident of Queensland.
  • You must 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:

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

Seniors Business Discount Card

Residency requirements:

  • You must be a permanent resident of Queensland.
  • You must 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:

  • You are 60 years or older

Proof of age and address

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

  • your Centrelink customer reference number (CRN)
  • your Department of Veterans' Affairs file number

or

You can provide an image or photocopy of your:

  • birth certificate
  • passport
  • Queensland driver licence
  • Queensland adult proof-of-age-card.

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 three card types. You will be issued with the card that offers the most benefits based on your eligibility.

If you have a card but your eligibility has changed, you can update, replace or cancel your card rather than applying again.

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

Online

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 QGAP office or 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

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated:
4 December 2013

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