Low Income Health Care Card

Who can get a card

To get a Low Income Health Care Card your income needs to be below the income test limit.

You don’t need to pass an assets test.

Children on your card

If your child’s name is on your card you may be able to use it for their expenses.

We can put your dependent child on your card if:

  • you’re their main carer, or
  • they live with you for at least 2 nights every fortnight

They must be under 19 if you’re supporting them while they study.

Students and Australian Apprentices

You may be able to get the card if you’re on:

Call the Students and trainees line to apply.

Page last updated: 27 September 2018