• Department of Human Services Pensioner Concession Card


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    Eligibility

    Eligibility for the Department of Human Services Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) is determined by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

    You may be eligible to hold a DHS PCC if you meet residence requirements and if you receive any of these payments:

    • Age Pension
    • Bereavement Allowance
    • Carer Payment (adult or child)
    • Disability Support Pension; or 
    • Parenting Payment.

    You may be eligible for a DHS PCC if you are aged over 60, and have been receiving certain allowances or benefits for more than nine months.

    You may also be eligible for a DHS PCC if you have a partial capacity to work and are receiving a certain payment or are the principal carer of a dependent child.

    For more information:

    Phone:

    • Department of Human Services 132 468
    • Seniors Line 132 300
    • Disability and Carers Line 132 717
    • Families and Parent Line 136 150

    Web: www.humanservices.gov.au

    Publication: The DHS publishes A Guide to Concessions Cards online and as a hard copy booklet which can be found at your nearest DHS Service Centre.

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    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Heating allowance


    Category : Concessions > Electricity and heating
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    An allowance of $56 a year is made to eligible pensioners to assist
    with heating costs. Payments of $28 are made in May and September.

    The allowance is available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card.

    A single pensioner must not have more than $1 750* in cash assets and married/de facto pensioners must not have more than $2 750.*

    *Other conditions also apply.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1800 300 068
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • National Parks passes


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    A 20 per cent discount on annual and two-year National Parks passes is available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Seniors Card - all states and territories.

    Companion Card holders will receive an identical day person or backpacker pass for their companion carer at no charge.

    Please contact the specific national park prior to your visit to ascertain the suitability of the park (e.g. whether it is wheelchair accessible).

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 13 55 13
    Email: parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.parks.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card
  • Overland Track


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    A 20 per cent discount on booking fees is available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Seniors Card all states and territories.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 13 55 13
    Web: www.overlandtrack.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card
  • Port Arthur Historic Site


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    Discounted entry fees available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Tasmanian Seniors Card
    • Student Card.

    Companion Card holders will receive a second ticket for their companion carer at no charge.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1800 659 101
    Email: reservations@portarthur.org.au
    Web: www.portarthur.org.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Companion Card
  • Right to Information (previously Freedom of Information) requests


    Category : Concessions > Other
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    A waived fee may be available to people who have a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.

    For more information:

    Contact the relevant Tasmanian Government department on 1300 135 513.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • The Hastings Experience, Mole Creek Caves and Entally House


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    Discounted tickets for the Hastings Experience (Hastings Caves and thermal springs), Mole Creek Caves and Entally House are available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Seniors Card all states and territories.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 13 55 13
    Email: parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.parks.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card

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