Those who are eligible for a Victorian Seniors Card will now be able to apply for the card and their free seniors myki using the same form, Nationals Eastern Region MP Peter Hall said today.
“Seniors will be able to use their myki to access free public transport on Sundays and as of 1 January 2011 this free transport will be extended to Saturdays,” Mr Hall said.
“Existing senior card holders will be able to apply for a seniors myki by filling out a Sunday Pass form, which can be collected at any staffed V/Line station or from my office at 181 Franklin St, Traralgon.”
Mr Hall encouraged those eligible to apply for the card.
“The seniors card provides a wide range of discounts and benefits,” he said.
“The card encourages seniors to get out and about during their retirement to enjoy cheaper travel, a range of different activities, discounts at a number of businesses or even just a meal with friends or family.”
Seniors card holders receive an annual discount directory with discounts and offers from over 2500 business supporters.
To be eligible for a seniors card you must be 60 years of age or over, retired or working less than 35 hours per week in paid employment and a permanent resident of Victoria.
For more information on the Seniors Card Program visit www.seniorscard.vic.gov.au or contact 1300 797 210.