Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.



A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.


Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

NT Seniors Recognition Scheme

NT Seniors Recognition Scheme Banner

The NT Seniors Recognition Scheme recognises the valuable contribution seniors make to the Territory.

The new scheme provides more support to seniors and now includes travel within the NT. Members who don’t travel can use the $500 payment for electricity and water bills.

Choosing how to use your payment

The NT Seniors Recognition Scheme provides members with an annual payment of $500.

The payment can be used for travel, electricity and/or water. Each year, members will be asked how they would like to use the payment.

The payment can be used in the following ways:

  • The whole amount for one category; $500 electricity or $500 water or $500 travel.
  • $250 for two categories – choose electricity/travel ($250/$250) or water/travel ($250/$250) or electricity/water ($250/$250).

You can only use $500 each year.

Related Information:


NT Seniors Recognition Scheme Strip

Click here for more information on the NT Concessions Scheme