Open a world of new ideas

To dare means to exceed your potential – to be more than you thought was possible. Whether it’s the pursuit of knowledge, an itch for inspiration, or a never-ending desire to break barriers, DARE magazine is your first step to a world of new ideas.     

Get the latest take on trending issues, smart tips to boost your financial goals, or a fresh way to indulge in everyday joys, all from the comfort of your favourite reading spot. DARE also features exclusive stories from some of Australia’s favourite personalities.

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Stories that go beyond the page

DARE is the magazine for more than just readers. It’s your bi-monthly reminder to connect, explore, and indulge in the journey you’re on. Don’t just read it – DARE it.

Connect

From new relationships, lifelong anniversaries, pets and more, we’ll show you how to form lasting connections with the world around you.

Explore

Go beyond the normal and into the new. Discover the world, and yourself, with travel tips, career pathways, emerging technology and more.

Think

Strengthen your mind with challenging puzzles and in-depth insights from the frontline of the world’s most pressing issues.

Plan

Life is easier when it goes as planned. We tackle the daring questions to help you carve the way to success.

Move

Keeping active and staying alert is the best insurance policy for enjoying retirement. Nurture your mind, body, and soul with new insights into healthy living.

Indulge

We’ll show you how to make the things you love even better or help you find your new favourite pastime.

DARE to be inspired?

The winding road to happiness

Why some marriages last a lifetime; successful couples reveal their secrets.

How do you keep a relationship alive across the decades or through times of trouble? We ask two remarkable couples for the secrets of their enduring marriages.

When James Osborne Morrice (known to all as JO) married Helena in 1959, she become a navy wife at age 20, enduring endless moves and long separations.

Paul and Wendy Corp were looking forward to a fun and active retirement together when, in 2003, Wendy, a theatre nurse, was hit by a massive stroke that left her unable to walk or talk.

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The hidden homeless in our suburbs

It’s a shocking fact – older women are the fastest-growing group facing homelessness in Australia today.

Apart from her car, mobile phone, some clothes and a suitcase, all Sandra Shrubb’s worldly goods are in storage. The horticulturist and printmaker, now in her 70s, has been homeless for nearly seven years. Stylish and impeccably groomed, Sandra doesn’t strike you as someone without means. 

Yet she is one of a growing number of older Australian women finding themselves unable to secure even a modest rental, let alone buy a house.

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Jamie Oliver: making everyday special

The world-famous British chef is on a mission to give us all new ideas for the ingredients we know and love.

Supermarkets offer thousands of food choices, with rows of jars and packets, and stacks of fresh vegetables and meat options. But chef Jamie Oliver knows that most of us stick to our favourites every time we go shopping.

“For the first time, I’ve looked at the real data around what we are putting into our shopping baskets, week in, week out, and have built a book of recipes around 18 hero ingredients that just kept appearing,” he explains. “We know that everyone cooks the same small repertoire of recipes, so I want to help you expand on that.”

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Chasing sweet dreams

Insomnia is already common – but the inability to sleep due to anxiety is increasing. Here’s how to rest and revive.

Sleeping soundly through the night sounds simple – but for a quarter of the Australian population, a relaxing night of slumber is difficult. And that is just in normal times. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the percentage of those sleeping poorly has soared from 25% to 46%, due to worries about health, loved ones and money, according to a study by the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University.

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Rebecca Gibney: Don't let the niggles get you down

Actress Rebecca Gibney has a fresh outlook on life, and here she shares with us her life lessons.

"It may just be me, but I’ve concluded that getting older comes with more than its fair share of challenges. It’s not that I mind getting older – I’m 55 and to be honest everything is getting a little saggier than it used to be, I’ve put on a little bit more weight than I’ve had in the past, nothing is quite the same as it was when I was younger.

One annoying thing is that I need my spectacles more than ever, although a girlfriend bought me a necklace with a silver cut-out pendant, so rather than wear my glasses around my neck I hang them from the pendant and try to look a lot cooler than I really am."

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Should you give your children money?

Handing out money to your children isn’t as easy as it sounds – there are rules and pitfalls to keep in mind.

Wanting to help your children and grandchildren financially is a natural instinct. Why make them wait for their inheritance when they would benefit from the help now? But experts say that care needs to be taken, as decisions made today can affect your own future financial security.

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On the road (again)

Caravan dealers report record sales and holiday parks are packed as we all hit the highway for adventure.

With overseas travel grounded for the foreseeable future, more people are following in the footsteps of the grey nomads and embarking on the great Australian road trip.

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) reports every state and territory has experienced a surge in caravan sales, by up to 30%, since domestic travel restrictions were eased. Caravan parks are also seeing a spike in business – trade more than doubled during May and June compared to last year in some areas.

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DARE magazine is complimentary for Australian Seniors policyholders

At Australian Seniors, we believe you should be at your best. That’s why we’re giving all eligible policyholders complimentary issues of DARE magazine, providing you with the knowledge and insight to make the most of everyday. That means you can look forward to more than just great cover – you’ll also have access to breaking topics, helpful advice, exclusive celebrity interviews and more. It’s our way of helping you enjoy what you’re already protecting.

Policyholders of our Life and Funeral Insurance products will receive ongoing complimentary issues of DARE magazine, while policyholders of our Car, Home, Contents, Landlords, and Pet products will receive three complimentary issues. Travel Insurance policyholders are eligible for one digital issue of DARE magazine. If you’d like to keep reading after that, you can always purchase a subscription.

To find out if you’re an eligible customer, read our full terms and conditions.

DARE to know what our readers think?

May I congratulate DARE magazine for its first edition. Content was spot on for pertinent and wide-ranging interests and issues facing seniors, and presentation was attractive and of a high standard.

Warwick

I’d just like to thank you so much for the Security information given in your May-June issue of DARE…I had no idea that these ‘settings’ even existed! And I thought I was taking most precautions required to keep family members safe…I’ve done each of the 5 steps (page 85) and feel a lot more knowledgeable about what I click onto and what I CAN do now to make my life and others more secure. I will pass this information on. Great magazine! Thank you again!

Helen

I really enjoyed reading the new magazine. It came at the perfect time as I have some spare time on my hands. I actually sat down & read most of it one sitting. The contents was really interesting & easy to read with nice variety of relevant topics. Thanks so much! I will look forward to receiving edition 2 of DARE magazine.

Katrina

DARE magazine Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a copy of the magazine?

DARE magazine is complimentary to Australian Seniors policyholders. The number of issues our policyholders will receive is dependant on the type of policy they have in place. Review the Terms & conditions of this offer for more information.

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How do I subscribe?

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When will I receive my first issue if I subscribe today?

Please allow between 6-8 weeks since DARE is a bi-monthly magazine. Your confirmation letter/email will have details of your start and expiry issues.

When will my magazines arrive?

You should expect your copy to arrive on or around the on-sale date of each issue, however factors such as where you live in Australia can affect delivery times.  

What if my magazine is late or doesn’t arrive?

We do our best to ensure timely delivery of each issue and expect your copy to arrive on or around the on-sale date of each issue, however factors such as where you live in Australia can affect delivery times.

If the issue has been featured on our website for more than 2 weeks and you still haven’t received your copy:

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