We have worked tirelessly for over 45 years to improve the lives of older Australians but we can’t do it without your help.
Being a not-for-profit organisation, your membership directly funds our Advocacy and Research work. It helps us fight to fix pension poverty, tackle the cost of living and health care, improve aged care, get lower deeming rates and fairness in retirement income. We’re committed to creating real change so every dollar counts and every member helps. It’s a crucial time to have your say and to be heard.
Plus, you’ll get all our discounts, competitions, weekly news and the highly acclaimed Our Generation magazine four times a year (valued at $31.96)!
Anyone of any age can join. Become a National Seniors member and start reaping the rewards today!
Need help becoming a member? Call our friendly Membership team on 1300 76 50 50.
National Seniors has led the campaign to reduce deeming rates since 2019, resulting in two rate reductions. The first reduced the lower rate to 1% and the upper rate to 3%, affecting 630,000 pensioners. The second reduced the lower rate to 0.25% and the upper rate to 2.25%, affecting 565,000 Age Pensioners.
The Pension Loans Scheme was extended to everyone of pension age from 1 July 2019. We called for a lowering of the Pension Loans Scheme interest rate, it fell from 5.25% to 4.5% per annum. In December 2021, it was announced that the interest rate would drop from 4.5% to 3.95% per annum - a reward for our strong and consistent campaigning.
National Seniors has highlighted the problems in aged care for many years and welcomed the establishment of the commission. We have been actively engaged, providing submissions, attending hearings and communicating the experiences and views of members through the media.
There has been an extra 73,105 Home Care Packages released at a cost of $4.6 billion since the 2018-19 Budget thanks to our pressure on the federal government. We continue to call for more high-level packages to meet the high demand; and for government to act quickly on the recommendations of the aged care royal commission.
I became a lifetime member over 20 years ago. I’m proud to be a part of an organisation that’s advocating strenuously against the mistreatment of older people and pension poverty on our behalf.
From discounted insurance products to special rates on gift cards and fuel, every dollar counts. Read about John's first year as a National Seniors member and discover how you can make the most of your membership.