'Grumpy' Old Boomer

Well it is in Surry Hills! And an excellent area for food at all price points (but I do take your point with Nomads)
Yes, absolutely! There’s a few favourites in that area. We popped down to Chin Chin recently for my leisurely weekday birthday lunch (neither of us are working 😁).

SYD+1 is the proud owner of a Gold Opal card, so for the other dinner we caught the train in for pre dinner drinks at the Wilmont Bar (Kimpton Margot - nice!) and then a short bus ride home after dinner… Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves (secret to early retirement and J travel).
 
SYD+1 is the proud owner of a Gold Opal card
With that, could have drinks at the Carrington Hotel Katoomba 😁.
Funny thing that card (eligible to all NSW's at 60) gives some reciprocal seniors transport fare in qld (where eligibility for local qld senior is 65). Hilarious.
 
With that, could have drinks at the Carrington Hotel Katoomba 😁.
Funny thing that card (eligible to all NSW's at 60) gives some reciprocal seniors transport fare in qld (where eligibility for local qld senior is 65). Hilarious.
VIC has a seniors Myki card that somewhat embarrassingly beeps twice - just to let everyone know a grumpy old so and so has boarded the tram…

Edit: that should have been “concession” but I imagine the “seniors” card beeps twice also….
 
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VIC has a seniors Myki card that somewhat embarrassingly beeps twice - just to let everyone know a grumpy old so and so has boarded the tram…
Not a problem for interstate non-concession seniors, unlike other states, VIC
doesn’t offer us a reduction in public transport costs.
 
eligible to all NSW's at 60
And for Interstaters from 65. The pineapples have such cards, saving a cool $1.50 or so from the toxic fare from the airport:cool:
unlike other states, VIC doesn’t offer us a reduction in public transport costs.
Que? The pineapples both have concession Myki cards because we're seniors.

There's a guide to the interstate boomers' ability to rort the public transport system, something which gives me great pleasure.
 
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Not a problem for interstate non-concession seniors, unlike other states, VIC
doesn’t offer us a reduction in public transport costs.
The VIC Myki “concession” card ($5) provides half price fares and available to NSW (and other state concession card holders). In NSW you just need to be 60 or over. There is a pesky work test. The irony is those who can’t afford to retire can’t get the concession card!

The VIC “Seniors” card is free for 65+ (but might only be for VIC residents?).
 
The VIC “Seniors” card is free for 65+ (but might only be for VIC residents?).
You're right. Vic seniors get 50% off and a few other things on a seniors Myki. Interstate seniors get a general concession myki which gets you 50% off. there may be a difference, but it's an obscure one.
 
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You're right. Vic seniors get 50% off and a few other things on a seniors Myki. Interstate seniors get a general concession myki which gets you 50% off. there may be a difference, but it's an obscure one.
Not quite so , as an interstate senior you need to have a centrelink concession card , health card or fall into certain categories to obtain a Concession Myki. I’m not aware of any work around.
 
Not quite so , as an interstate senior you need to have a centrelink concession card , health card or fall into certain categories to obtain a Concession Myki. I’m not aware of any work around.
My SA seniors card was enough to get me a concession Myki
 
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My SA seniors card was enough to get me a concession Myki
Maybe the rules have changed ?
From the Myki website:

Interstate Seniors Card holders​

Looks like my SA Seniors card says No 😉
 
Maybe the rules have changed ?
From the Myki website:

Interstate Seniors Card holders​

Looks like my SA Seniors card says No 😉
ah apologies - I have a Concession Myki
 
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