New South Wales: SIS

Phone: 13 77 88
Website: http://www.ageing.nsw.gov.au/ages_65/seniors_information_service

Seniors Information Service (SIS)

Need information about options as you, or a friend or family member, grow older?

Seniors Information Service can help you find answers to questions like these:

  • What concessions am I entitled to for transport, health care or general living costs?
  • Where can I go to learn to use a computer and the Internet?
  • How do I go about applying for a pension?
  • What are my housing options? How do I find out about retirement villages and what they offer? And how do they differ from hostels or nursing homes?
  • Where can I go to volunteer my time and skills, now that I?ve retired?
  • How do I organise support in my home to help me with self-care, housework or gardening?
  • If or when the time comes, how do I find a good nursing home in my local area?

We can give you information and will send you fact sheets on a range of issues. We can also provide contact details for legal, health or financial services that are qualified to advise you, ideally within your local community.