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Free entry to parks for Seniors Card holders

The Tasmanian Government is providing Seniors Card holders with 12 months free entry to our 19 national parks, starting 1 July 2018.

It’s designed to allow seniors make the most of their own backyard, and increase physical activity and wellbeing through the removal of financial barriers.

Please note that free entry applies only to entry for national parks. Other fees such as guided cave tours, overnight walk passes and camping fees, still apply.

From 1 July 2019, Seniors Card holders will be eligible to purchase a Seniors park pass, which offers a 50 per cent discount on the concession fee of an All Parks annual or two-year pass.

Who is eligible?

This offer is open to all Australian residents who are holders of Australian State Government-issued Seniors Cards, not including Seniors Business Cards.

How do you access the benefits?

From 1 July 2018, Seniors Card holders will be able to obtain their free Seniors parks pass by registering online through our Parks Pass Portal or at a national park visitor centre. These passes must be printed and displayed on the vehicle dashboard when visiting a national park.

Please note:
  • The Seniors pass holder must be travelling in the vehicle.
  • The Seniors pass is not transferable.
  • Additional identification may be requested to confirm identity.

Want to know more?

For more information download our comprehensive Visitor Guide, and see information about walker safety and Leave No Trace principles. Wildcare Inc is Tasmania’s largest incorporated volunteer organisation and our primary volunteer partner. You can support their work by joining Wildcare Inc. Find out more on the Wildcare Inc website.