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Petition to save regional seniors travel card

The Nationals Duty MLC for Barwon Sarah Mitchell wants to save the Regional Seniors Travel Card. Photo TWH

The NSW Liberals and Nationals have launched a petition to stop the Labor government from cutting the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card.

Duty MLC for Barwon, Sarah Mitchell, said she hopes the petition will save the card from being axed in the upcoming budget.

“The Regional Seniors Travel Card has become a local lifeline for seniors right across the Barwon region,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It allows them to take a trip to visit friends and family, travel for a doctor’s appointment, or visit the shops to pick up groceries.

“We need to get as many people as possible to sign this petition to convince the Minns government to keep funding this important cost-of-living measure.”

Since 2020 more than one million cards have been issued helping seniors maintain their independence by easing the cost of travel.

“We all know someone in our community who benefits from the Regional Seniors Travel Card, whether it is a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbour, and we all have an important reason to protect it,” Ms Mitchell said.

“I am encouraging everyone to share this petition far and wide so our seniors can continue to do the things they love and the things they need to do.

“We can’t afford to lose another great regional program because the Labor government continues to prioritise Sydney projects over the regions, so make sure you get behind this petition to keep the Regional Seniors Travel Card in place.”

To sign the petition, go to


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