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Travel free with a Seniors card

The South Australian Seniors Card also serves as a Seniors metroCARD, providing card holder’s public transport fare concessions, and offers free travel on all Adelaide Metro public transport services at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday
    • Midnight to 7.00am
    • 9.01am to 3.00pm 
    • 7.01pm to midnight
  • All day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

At all other times a concession fare is required.

Manage your Seniors Card metroCARD                      

Seniors Metrocard

Need Help? See the Seniors metroCARD Guide (PDF, 253KB)

metroCARD for South Australian Seniors Card holders

New Seniors Metrocard

The South Australian Seniors Card which displays the Adelaide Metro logo is also a metroCARD. 

You can use this Seniors Card to travel on the public transport free during the free travel times.

You can also add value ($) to your Seniors Card for trips outside the free travel time. Green Seniors metroCARDs are no longer issued. 

Any value ($) you add is protected if your Seniors card is lost or stolen. 

For more information or to apply for the South Australian Seniors Card, visit the Seniors Card website or phone 1800 819 961 (freecall).

Your Seniors Card privacy options

If you apply for a New Seniors Card, details held by the Seniors Card Unit which include your Name, Address, Date of Birth and Email address may be provided to us (The Department for Planning Transport and Infrastructure, DPTI). This allows us to provide you with a Seniors Card metroCARD and give you access to the full range of services relating to your travel.

You can change your privacy options at any time and anonymise your Seniors Card metroCARD, removing your Name and Address details. Please note if you choose this anonymous option we cannot give you access to the full range of metroCARD services available.

To discuss or change your privacy options contact the Seniors Card Unit;

See the detailed comparison of your privacy options and metroCARD services we can provide as outlined in our Adelaide Metro Seniors Card privacy statement and in the Adelaide Fare Collection Privacy Principles.

How to use your Seniors Card on public transport

Just touch your Seniors Card metroCARD to the validator when you board before 7.00am, between 9.00am and 3.00pm and after 7.00pm weekdays or all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays for a free trip.

You’ll also need to touch your Seniors Card on the gates when entering and exiting Adelaide Railway Station, Salisbury Railway Station and Noarlunga Railway Station.

Travelling outside these times

If you travel between 7.01am and 9.00am, and 3.01pm to 7.00pm weekdays simply add value ($) to your

Seniors Card or purchase a Concession Singletrip MetroTicket onboard a bus, train or tram.

You can recharge your Seniors Card at any Adelaide Metro InfoCentre or metroCARD Agent or using any ticket vending machine.

For more information about recharging your metrocard visit the Recharge your metroCARD page.

Interstate Seniors Card holders

Anyone who holds a valid Australian State or Territory Seniors Card is eligible for FREE Adelaide Metro public transport Monday to Friday before 7.00am, between 9.01am and 3.00pm, after 7.01pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Simply visit the following locations and show your interstate Seniors Card and you will be issued with a temporary MetroTicket which will be valid for a maximum of 14 days.

  • Adelaide Airport’s Information Booth, WHSmith Express at the ground floor arrivals area of the Adelaide Airport
  • Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre at 68 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
  • Adelaide Metro InfoCentre
  • Glenelg Visitor Information Centre at 1 Moseley Square, Glenelg
  • Visitor Information Centre at shop 9 James Place, Adelaide (just off Rundle Mall)