You can claim this if you have a disability, illness or injury and can’t use public transport without help.
Before you start
Check if you are eligible before you start your claim.
You can’t get the payment if you have a plan with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Start your claim
It’s best to start your claim online. Claiming online is secure, quick and easy.
You can claim an advance when you submit your claim online. You don’t need to complete a separate form.
Start your online claim
If you already have a myGov account
Sign in to myGov to link to your Centrelink online account and do your Centrelink business.
If you have a Centrelink online account
To do your business online, you need a myGov account and a Centrelink online account.
If you don't have a myGov account, create one today. Once you have created your account, you can link it to your Centrelink online account. Watch the video and read more on how to link your online account to myGov.
If you don't have a Centrelink online account
If you’ve been a Centrelink customer before
You’ll have a Customer Reference Number. Use this to register for an online account.
This is anyone who’s had a payment or concession from us before, no matter how long ago.
If you haven’t been a Centrelink customer before
This is anyone who’s never had a payment or concession from us before.
If you can’t claim online
Submit your claim
You need to give us:
- your claim
- any other documents we’ve asked for
Submit your claim and other documents within 14 days after you start an online claim.
If we accept your claim, your payment will go into your bank account. Make sure your bank details are correct when you submit your claim.
Submit other documents
We may ask for documents to help us assess your claim, including:
- a medical report from your doctor - if you already proved to us that you can’t use public transport, you may not need to provide this
- documents to confirm your identity - you’ll need to do this at a service centre within 14 days. We may reject your claim if you don’t
You can submit some of these through your online account when you claim.
Wait for the results
We'll tell you:
- if we accept your claim
- when we’ll start paying you
- how much you’ll get, and
- how long you can claim for
You have the right to appeal our decision. Read about reviews and appeals.