Residence requirements for the Low Income Health Care Card

To be eligible for a Low Income Health Care Card you must satisfy residence requirements.

You must be living in Australia and:

You must also:

  • be physically present in Australia on the day you submit your claim, and
  • continue to meet the residence requirements for as long as you hold this card

Newly arrived residents generally have a 104 week waiting period, with some exemptions.

Page last updated: 2 March 2016