Where you can use your card

You can use the Northern Territory (NT) Seniors Recognition Scheme prepaid card at approved businesses that provide travel, accommodation and other services.

It can be used in store, online or over the phone.

Always select the credit card payment option.

Before you make a purchase

Before you make a purchase, you should do all of the following:

  • ask the business if they accept the prepaid card
  • know your personal identification number (PIN)
  • make sure you have enough money on your card
  • if you want to split the payment, tell the business how much you want to use from your card
  • always select ‘credit account’ on the EFTPOS machine when using your card in store.

Travel

You can use the prepaid card to travel:

  • within the Northern Territory
  • interstate
  • overseas.

You can pay for services (including online bookings) like:

  • airfares
  • bus/ coach travel
  • ferry travel
  • taxi fares
  • car hire
  • tour bookings.

If you are booking online travel, check that the site allows for split payment options if the value of the travel exceeds the balance of the prepaid card.

If you are booking international travel, a foreign exchange conversion fee applies for foreign currencies.

Although you must use your payment by 30 June, you do not have to travel before this time.

You can use the prepaid card to book travel at a future date.

Accommodation

You can use your card to pay for accommodation (including online bookings):

  • hotels
  • motels
  • hostels
  • caravan parks.

Fuel

You can use your prepaid card to buy fuel at service stations.

It will also work at automated fuel bowsers.

The card will not work at a location that isn’t a registered fuel distributor.

For example, some community stores are set up as a grocer and not a fuel distributor. However, many remote communities have access to automated fuel bowsers.

Phone or internet

You can use the card to pay phone or internet bills.

Utilities

You can use the card to pay utility bills including:

  • electricity
  • gas
  • water
  • sewerage services.

Power and Water remote e-token smart meters

If you have a Power and Water remote e-token smart prepayment meter, you can use your prepaid card over the phone.

Call Power and Water on 1800 245 092, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You will need to know your meter ID number.

Australia Post outlets

You can also use your prepaid card at Australia Post outlets that have Post Billpay.

This service allows you to pay your utilities and telecommunication bills.

Outlets in remote locations

Outlets that have Post Billpay in remote locations include:

  • Alyangula
  • Borroloola
  • Maningrida
  • Wadeye
  • Wurrumiyanga
  • Yuendumu
  • Yulara.

Last updated: 01 July 2020

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