Some government concessions are set too low, and many aren’t indexed annually to meet changes in living costs.
What we're calling for
We're campaigning for public transport and stamp duty concessions. Plus, educating the public on the current concessions with our Concessions Calculator.
Our Concessions Calculator helps you to know your entitlements and our policies aim to reduce living costs.
During the 2022 federal election, the Coalition and then Labor announced changes to income test rules for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). This has since been legislated meaning some 44,000 low income self-funded retirees now get access to valuable concessions, such as cheaper medicines through the PBS and state and territory-based cost of living concessions.
Stamp duty concessions for seniors
We are calling on state governments to introduce a stamp duty concession for seniors to make downsizing more attractive.
Free public transport for seniors
We are calling for free public transport for seniors to help reduce congestion and transport emissions.
With an estimated 23.7% of pensioners living in poverty, the federal government should create a targeted Pensioner Concession Card to provide additional support to those most in need.
As cost-of-living pressures mount, concessions are critical in how you live your later life. Our new Fairer Concessions campaign, using the National Seniors Concessions Calculator, will educate you on the range of concessions available. Its quick, easy and will help you save!
National Seniors is the leading not-for-profit organisation fighting for a fair go for older Australians.
We rely on people like you to donate so we can continue to tackle issues such as age discrimination, accessible housing, pension poverty, health costs, aged care, improve retirement income and provide more home care places so that older Australians can live safely and make ends meet.
National Seniors Australia members have access to a range of benefits and services – including discounts on Travel, Health and Life Insurance.
As a member, save with discounts, expand your social circle through our branches, receive a yearly subscription to Our Generation digital magazine, and access our Financial Information Consultant by phone.
For only $49.50, anyone can become a member and it only takes minutes to join.