While pearl is the traditional gift for a thirtieth anniversary, the NSW Government is celebrating 30 years of the Seniors Card by making it digital via the Service NSW app.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the digital Seniors and Seniors Savers Cards will make life easier for seniors by taking the hassle out of everyday transactions.
“Seniors have already embraced the Service NSW app through programs like Dine & Discover NSW and the Digital Driver Licence, and this digital option provides them with greater choice and flexibility,” Mr Dominello said.
“The Service NSW app is secure and convenient, and digital cards and credentials mean there is one less thing for customers to carry around with them.
“The rollout follows a successful pilot with 4,000 participants, with the vast majority giving it the thumbs up.”
Minister for Seniors Mark Coure said the program has been providing savings since its inception in 1992, including on gas and electricity.
“We have brought this service, which has been beneficial for easing the cost of living for seniors, into the twenty-first century,” Mr Coure said.
“When this initiative was first introduced by the then Premier of NSW, John Fahey, 250,000 seniors had access to discounts and rebates from 320 goods and service providers.
“Now, it is one of the largest programs of its kind in Australia, with 1.8 million seniors able to access discounts and rebates at more than 6,500 shops, travel, entertainment and professional services.”
The digital cards will be opt-in only and customers will continue to receive a physical card.