Renewing a Low Income Health Care Card

You need to renew your Low Income Health Care Card.

You get a Low Income Health Care Card for 12 months.

You’ll need to reapply to renew your card and meet the income test. We will tell you when it’s close to expiry.

Online

Renew your card using your Centrelink online account through myGov Your details will automatically display in the form, so you only need to update any information that has changed.

By form

You can also renew your card using the form we send you.

Change to Pensioner Concession Card

If you got a Low Income Health Care Card due to changes to the assets test on 1 January 2017, you will get a new Pensioner Concession Card after 9 October 2017. Cards may take up to 14 days to arrive in the mail. You can continue to use your non-income tested Low Income Health Care Card until your Pensioner Concession Card arrives in the mail. After then your non-income tested Low Income Health Card will no longer be valid.

Page last updated: 12 October 2017