QLD election: LNP – seniors promises

The LNP will offer Queenslanders with a Seniors Card cost of living relief.

 

If elected to Government the Queensland LNP has promised seniors cost reductions for drivers licenses and public transport in off-peak periods.

 

Drivers Licenses

Currently in Queensland, holders of a Queensland Seniors Card are not eligible for any concessions on driver licence fees.

 

The promised discount will see driver licence fees range from around $36 to $82 as opposed to the existing fees of up to $165.

 

Public Transport

The LNP promises to make off-peak bus and rail travel free for senior go card holders.

 

This will mean many of the 20 million senior public transport trips made each year will be free.

 

The free seniors off-peak travel applies on Translink bus services, Queensland Rail services and G:link Gold Coast Light Rail services on:

  • weekdays 8.30am–3.30pm and 7pm–6am the next day
  • weekends all day, and
  • state-wide public holidays all day.

 

12 November 2017.