Senior woman with cup of tea  

Senior residents have a lot to offer the Launceston municipality. Their experience and knowledge, as well as their social contribution, help make our city an even better place to call home or visit.   

The Living as a Senior in Launceston Framework(PDF, 458KB) outlines our commitment to ensuring people can enjoy life in their senior years.  

We have a number of initiatives aimed at informing and involving seniors in the community, including morning tea sessions throughout the year, annual Seniors' Week events, tailored classes at the Launceston Aquatic Centre and a (PDF, 176KB)What's On calendar(PDF, 170KB) .  


Hear all the latest news and initiatives that affect seniors living in Launceston. 

By providing us your postal address or email address, you'll receive a quarterly newsletter.  

Sign up to the newsletter by emailing Community Development Project Officer Sarah McCormack.

Latest Newsletters

December 2018(PDF, 1MB)

September 2018(PDF, 1MB)

June 2018(PDF, 1MB)
March 2018(PDF, 1MB)
September 2017(PDF, 1MB)
June 2017(PDF, 852KB)
December 2016(PDF, 649KB)

September 2016(PDF, 1MB)
June 2016(PDF, 2MB)
March 2016(PDF, 2MB)

Pensioner Concessions

If you hold a Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veteran Affairs Card, you are eligible for a City of Launceston SmartCard which stores your pensioner concession.  In 2016, one SmartCard was sent to the eligible pensioner and property owner who receives the rates remission.

This SmartCard (when activated) is used for limited free use (concession) to the Launceston Waste Centre. This Smartcard also stores the pensioner parking concession information and can be used in the Council's three multi-storey car parks.

Other pensioners at the property may be eligible for a SmartCard with the parking concession only.

Terms and conditions are supplied with the SmartCard.

How to use the SmartCard for parking
When parking at one of Council's three multi-storey car parks, instead of taking an entry ticket and using your voucher; you will use your SmartCard to enter the car park, validate parking at the automated pay machine and exit.

1. Place the card against the sensor at the entry machine on arrival.
2. Place the card against the sensor at the pay machine before returning to your car.
3. Place the card against the sensor at the exit machine on departure.

New Pensioners
Please complete a pensioner rate remission form and present your eligible Pension Concession Card to receive your SmartCard.

Please contact us for more information. 

Seniors Framework 

A review of the Seniors Framework took place with the community in April 2017.  

We had an overwhelming response and thank you for participating. Your input has directly shaped the updated Living as a senior in Launceston Framework which you can read here(PDF, 5MB).  


Seniors Morning Tea and Events

Cup of tea and biscuits

Morning tea and information sessions are a great way to catch up with what's happening for Senior's in Launceston.