Who can get a card
You can get a Pensioner Concession Card if you get certain payments from us.
You can get a card if you get:
- Age Pension
- Bereavement Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance and are single, caring for a dependent child and looking for work
- Parenting Payment single
Your Parenting Payment single ends when your youngest child turns 8. You can keep your card for 12 weeks after your Parenting Payment ends.
You don’t need to apply for a Pensioner Concession Card. We'll send you one if you're eligible.
If you're 60 and over
You can get a card if for more than 9 months you've been getting:
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment partnered
- Partner Allowance
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit, or
- Widow Allowance
If you have a partial capacity to work
You may also get a card if you have a partial capacity to work and you're getting:
If you find a job, you may be able to keep your card for a short time.
With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services.
We may have cancelled your pension payment on 1 January 2017 because of changes to the pension assets test.
Page last updated: 28 September 2018