Seniors

Stay fit, stay independent, stay connected.  With a great range of health and lifestyle programs for our senior citizens, Devonport is the best place to spend the best years of your life.

Talk to Us

You can contact our Community Development team on 03 6424 0511 if you have a comment about an issue that affects older citizens or suggestions for a new service or program for seniors, we’d like to hear about it.

Volunteering

We provide volunteering opportunities through our paranaple arts centre, Bass Strait Maritime Centre and community events.  For more information visit our Volunteering page.

Services

The Australian Government’s premier source of information for Australians is located at www.seniors.gov.au and provides you with a single point of access to Government and non-Government information and services for older Australians.

Seniors Card

The Tasmanian Government provides a card giving business and government savings to seniors. This is called the Seniors Card. Almost 600 businesses and services support the Seniors Card Program, offering a diverse range of savings on products and services to Senior Card holders throughout Tasmania. The Seniors Card can bring savings to seniors on the following types of products and services:

  • Accommodation
  • Automotive Supplies & Services
  • Building & Renovation Supplies
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Dining Out
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Energy/Electricity
  • Fitness Centres & Pools
  • Food & Beverage
  • Funeral Services
  • Furniture
  • Gardens & Nurseries
  • Gift Lines
  • Hairdressing & Beauty
  • Home Decoration & Furnishings
  • Jewellery, Watches & Clocks
  • Pharmacies
  • Real Estate
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Transport

The Seniors Card is provided free to all Tasmanian residents, 60 years of age and over, and who are not in paid employment of more than 20 hours per week.  Contact Seniors Card at www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/seniors or phone them on 1300 13 55 13.

Technology Training and Support

In June 2020 Devonport Online was successful in obtaining a Be Connected Digital Devices grant. This grant program aims to combat social isolation for Australians aged 50+ during COVID-19 social distancing emergency measures, supporting those who are not currently connected to the internet at home. The grant funding has enabled Devonport Online to purchase Samsung tablets and prepaid SIM cards to loan to socially isolated or disadvantaged older Australians. These devices and any training required will be provided free of charge. The tablets will be loaned out for 2 weeks at a time, with the possibility of extending. Contact 0444 525 434 for bookings.