New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

New Zealand and Australian seniors to share discounts

New Zealand and Australian seniors to share discounts

Discounts for seniors are set to go trans-Tasman with Senior Citizens Minister John Carter announcing reciprocal arrangements for the SuperGold Card with Australian state and territorial governments.

“Under this initiative, both New Zealand’s SuperGold and Australia’s state and territory Seniors Card holders will be able to get discounts when travelling in Australia and New Zealand,” said Mr Carter.

“The over 65s are a fast growing population who are travelling more, with over 100,000 Kiwi seniors heading to Australia each year. The discounts will help their tourist dollar go further.

“70,000 Australian seniors head for our shores each year and spend over $131 million while they are here. The arrangement will encourage more Aussies to head over and bolster our tourism industry.

“With all the travel our citizens do between our two countries, I can see this as a great opportunity to grow seniors tourism and build on the ANZAC spirit.”

There are over 1,300 New Zealand SuperGold business partners with 5,600 outlets nationwide. The discounts offered through the scheme will be met by the businesses involved who will voluntarily opt into the agreement.

The arrangement will not include state or nationally funded initiatives such as the free off-peak travel available to SuperGold Card users in New Zealand.

The Ministry of Social Development and its Australian counterparts will be encouraging businesses to provide discounts and special offers to cardholders travelling in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Carter says he is looking forward to the arrangements being progressed over the next few months.
 

Of interest

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

Elections for the United Nations Security Council

New Zealand is a candidate for election to the UNSC for the two-year term 2015-16. Read more

United Nations Handbook 2013-14

United Nations Handbook
2013-14

The UN
Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Living in Australia

Information for New Zealanders about their immigration status, health entitlements, tax, qualifications and more.

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealand General Election 2014

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014. Read more