Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing

    WA Seniors urged to sign up for rebate before 31 May

    18/05/2023 11:30 AM
    • WA Seniors Card members eligible for Cost of Living Rebate
    • Card members must register by 31 May 2023 to receive the payment
    • Cost of Living Rebate payments to increase over the next four years, outlined in the 2023-24 State Budget

    The WA Government has urged Western Australian Seniors Card members to ensure they are registered to receive the Cost of Living Rebate in 2023.


    The annual Cost of Living Rebate is a State Government initiative available to WA Seniors Card members to assist with cost of living pressures.


    WA Seniors Card members must register by 31 May 2023 to receive this year's payment, which will be made in late July. Previously registered members do not need to reapply unless their bank details have changed.


    In addition to the Cost of Living Rebate, WA Seniors Card holders continue to have access to some of the most valuable range of State Government concessions and rebates in Australia, including free off-peak public transport, concessions on local government rates and water service charges, and the $400 Safety and Security rebate.


    As part of the McGowan Government's $715 million cost of living package delivered in the 2023-24 State Budget, expenditure on Senior's Cost of Living Rebate payments will be increased by $15.6 million over the next four years.


    To access the online Cost of Living Rebate application form, please visit the Senior's Card website: https://www.seniorscard.wa.gov.au/forms-guides/. Hard copies of the application can be requested from the WA Seniors Card Centre.


    Current card holders can check if they are already registered to receive this year's payment by visiting the Seniors Card website, or by contacting the WA Seniors Card Centre on 1800 671 233 or info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au.


    Comments attributed to Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch:


    "Western Australia's Seniors Card offers some of the most competitive discounts and benefits in the country, and Cost of Living Rebate registrations are still open until 31 May to members who haven't already signed up.


    "Since 2009, the Cost of Living Rebate has provided over $300 million in assistance to WA seniors.


    "If you aren't registered, you won't receive the payment, so I encourage everyone with a Seniors Card to make sure they are registered before 31 May so they don't miss out."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900