A concession card to get cheaper medicines and some discounts if you get a payment from us.
You may be eligible for a Health Care Card if you get specific payments or supplements from us or the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A.
A Health Care Card entitles you to cheaper prescription medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
You don’t need to apply for a Pensioner Concession Card. We'll send you one if you are eligible.
Renewing a card
Your Health Care Card is usually issued for 1 year from the date you are granted the qualifying payment.
Lost or stolen card
Have your concession or health care card with you everywhere you take your phone.
Change of circumstances
You need to tell us and report any changes to your circumstances when you hold a Health Care Card.
If you travel outside Australia
There are limits on how long your card remains current when you travel outside Australia.
Other concession and health care cards
Concession and health care cards can help you access cheaper health care services and medicines.
Payment and Service Finder
Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
Read about how to manage your money