Enjoying later life
Age Pension is an income support payment that helps give seniors an adequate standard of living in retirement.
Broadband for Seniors forms part of an Australian Government initiative to provide older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks; and to support seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology.
The Northern Territory Pensioner Concession Scheme is available to eligible carers, senior citizens, non-pensioner aged war service veterans, pensioners and low-income superannuants. Information includes how to apply, application forms, available concessions and eligibility details.
A range of concessions is available from the South Australian Government. Find information on concessions and entitlements you may be eligible for by selecting one or more of the available options.
The National Information Centre on Retirement Investments (NICRI) aims to improve the level and quality of investment information provided to people with modest savings who are investing for retirement or facing redundancy. The role of NICRI is to help provide up to date independent information to assist people to make the best possible investment decisions they can.
Older Australians make a significant contribution to their families and the community. There are many services available to support older Australians, including retirement and employment advice, information on help with medical and pharmaceutical costs, financial support and caring for others.
By the time you are 55, you might be thinking about retirement and what to do once you stop working. Maybe you're considering travelling, volunteering or downsizing to cheaper, more manageable accommodation? As with all major lifestyle changes, your income will probably change. Check these MoneySmart prompts to help you review your finances and make some decisions.
Funerals in Australia can cost anywhere from $4000 to $15,000. To make things easier for people you leave behind, you may want to think about contributing towards the cost of your funeral.
The Pension Bonus Scheme provides a lump sum incentive for older Australians who were qualified for the Age Pension before 20 September 2009, to remain in the workforce and defer claiming the Age Pension.
Assistance and general tax information including details regarding offsets for senior Australians, mature workers and pensioners.
Provides information about retirement topics including age pension, keeping fit, concessions and rebates for seniors,
Provides information about topics such as: retirement, pensions and superannuation and making a complaint.
Information and resources for those who are planning to retire. Includes links to pension concession cards, aged payments and services, retirement villages and investment advice.
Seniors.gov.au is the Australian Government's premier source of information for Australians over 50. Seniors.gov.au provides older Australians with information on health, lifestyle, care, finance, work and their legal rights and entitlements. Seniors.gov.au also provides a range of community features including a meeting place, q and a forum, events calendar and a 'living history'.
Do you have any lost superannuation? You can use the SuperSeeker tool to look for lost super in real time.
Find out how you can give instructions to your family about your legal and medical preferences should you fall ill or lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.