Five per cent discount at Woolies for Seniors Card holders

NSW seniors can save on average $200 a year on their groceries, thanks to Seniors Card discounts the NSW government has secured with the Woolworths Group.

NSW Seniors Card holders are now eligible for a five per cent discount on Woolworths Wish eGift cards that can be used towards purchases at Woolworths Group stores, including supermarkets and Big W.

Savings on supermarket home deliveries, insurance and mobile phone products are also available through the Seniors Card website.

These discounts are in addition to other measures the government has introduced to ease cost of living pressures for seniors, including: 

- A $50 increase in energy rebates for low income households, to $285;

- Average CTP green slip savings of $120 a year;

- Public transport fare concessions, including the Gold Opal for seniors which remains capped at $2.50 for all day travel.

We want to make it as easy as possible for seniors to access fresh food and other essential items that may be difficult to transport.

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NSW is the only state to have this offer so far.

We would encourage more retailers to see what savings they can offer seniors.

There are more than 1.5 million Seniors Card members in NSW and 5700 participating businesses.

For more information on how to access discounts or to apply for a NSW Seniors Card go to www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au or call 13 77 88. 

Unemployment at five year low

The New South Wales unemployment rate has hit a five year low at 4.6 per cent, more than a full percentage point below the next best state and almost a full percentage point below the nation as a whole.

The latest figures from the ABS show 21,100 new jobs were added in September, about 2.5 times larger than Victoria, the next closest state. Since April 2015 more than 220,100 jobs have been created, far exceeding our election commitment to create 150,000 in this term of government.