With the rising cost of living hurting all parts of society, the NSW Government has launched a one-stop online shop to try and make it easier for people aged over 65 to manage.

One in six NSW residents is aged over 65, with about two-thirds of seniors receiving a government pension or allowance as their main source of income. 

The new Seniors hub provides a single resource for people to find financial assistance, including links to more than 10 NSW Government resources like the Senior Cards Discounts and Deal map. The map includes a list of retailers that accept the Seniors Card, including participating chemists, healthcare services, retailers, and restaurants. 

“Instead of having to search around for information, this one-stop-shop offers Senior Card deals, discounts, and useful information on managing finances, having an emergency plan and latest updates on what is happening in the state,” Minister for Seniors, Jodie Harrison, said.

“It’s important that we create an inclusive society for seniors.”

The hub also contains key topics relevant to seniors living across NSW, including: 

  • Managing finances – how to apply for a Seniors Card and guides on energy rebates. 
  • Household emergency plan – how to prepare for bushfires, floods and heatwaves. 
  • Health – how to maintain healthy bones, what to look for in symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. 
  • Driving and transport – information on what is needed to renew a driver’s licence after 70. 
  • Housing and care – information about care and help at home, short-term care, and aged care homes. 
  • Life events – what to include in a will and information on power of attorney. 

The Seniors hub caters to all levels of accessibility and digital literacy and is available in dozens of languages using online web translation services.

To access the new Seniors’ resource, visit www.nsw.gov.au/community-services/seniors.