Wednesday, 10th October, 2018
By Myles Burt
Seniors can enjoy a larger variety of discounts after the number of businesses participating in the Seniors Card scheme in NSW has tripled since 2015.
The program enables older people around the state the option to purchase essential services, products and entertainment for less.
Since 2015 the state government has been able to boost the number of participating businesses from 1,600 to 5,700.
However, locals like Kevin Sinclair from the Broken Hill Men’s Probus Club, doesn’t think the cards hold as much worth locally compared to using it in areas like Sydney.
“It’s not that much of a benefit, but it is when you go to Sydney,” he said.
“Because you get a concession on your travel and you get a concession on a lot more business houses.
“You can go all round Sydney, all day, ferry, tram and bus for $2.50.
“That’s $2.50 all day.”
Even with a Seniors Card Directory being published every year, Mr Sinclair said there are not too many local businesses participating in it.
He said there could be more done by businesses to publicise their participation, which would be a great help to local seniors.
“I don’t know if there’s many others here,” Mr Sinclair said.
“That’s probably it, lack of publicity.”
After surveying 35,000 Seniors Card members the NSW Government found that seniors are more likely to try a new business if it offered a Seniors Card discount, with 70 per cent of those surveyed saying they would return to a business if they did.
“I mean, if you can get 10 per cent off, why wouldn’t you?” Mr Sinclair said.
BH Seniors Card Businesses
Old Willyama Motor Inn
The Demo Club
Art on Argent Gallery
Tri State Safaris
About Town Cottages
The Real McCoy Holiday Accommodation
NSW Trustee and Guardian
Silver City Tours
My Nanna’s Place
Royal Exchange Hotel
7 Day Spares & Accessories
Broken Hill Meat
LC Electrical & Air Conditioning
Red Earth Motel
Pete’s Cooling & Heating
Clarke Constructions Pty Ltd
Leading Edge Computers & Electronics
The Homestead Gallery
The Lodge Outback Motel
Broken Hill Golf & Country Club
Charles Rasp Motor Inn
Daydream Motel & Cottages
John & Cathy Lehmann Plumbing Pty Ltd
Silver City Meats
Helloworld Broken Hill
Biggins M & P Electrical Contractors
The Chicken Coop
Gloria Jean’s Broken Hill
Synergy Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic
Todd Winders Constructions