Seniors living across the Dubbo electorate will save another $250 on travel costs thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is encouraging seniors to take advantage of the initiative, which is now in its fourth year.
“This government is cutting the cost of living to make daily life easier thanks to our Regional Seniors Travel Card,” Mr Saunders said.
“The $250 pre-paid Visa card can be used on fuel, taxis, electric charging stations and pre-booked NSW TrainLink regional trains and coaches, helping eligible seniors with the cost of getting from A to B.
“We know how much seniors value this card – it can mean a few extra visits to the grandkids, or make seeing friends locally, getting to the shops, or attending medical appointments much easier.”
Since 2020, more than 26,000 cards have been issued to seniors across the Dubbo Regional, Mid-Western Regional and Narromine Shire local government areas, injecting over $6.5 million into the economy:
- Dubbo Regional: 15,491 cards at a value of $3.9 million
- Mid-Western Regional: 8,293 cards worth over $2 million
- Narromine Shire: 2286 cards worth $571,500
The Regional Seniors Travel Card has injected $196 million into regional economies, with more than one million cards issued across the state since the scheme started in 2020.
Applications are now open and will close on November 30, 2023.
Seniors can apply at www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-for-a-regional-seniors-travel-card, by visiting their local Service NSW shopfront or calling 1800 569 070.