Free access to computers and the Internet at Online Access Centres is available to low income earners for:
Normal fees and charges apply for printing.
Some community Online Access Centres charge a small fee for use, however, free access is offered to people who are registered patrons and have a:
Phone: 6233 7511
An adult concession fare for bus travel is available to people who hold a:
National Relay Service
TTY/Voice: 133 677
Speak & Listen (SSR): 1300 555 727
Subsidised emergency services, general services and dentures
are available to adults who have a:
* DVA Gold or White card holders should contact DVA on
13 32 54 to check their eligibility for dental services.
6214 5411 (Hobart)
6336 4100 (Launceston)
6440 7104 (Burnie)
6421 7729 (Devonport)
Concessions on fees for most Adult Education courses are available to holders of a:
The Annual Electricity Concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers as a cents per day rate. The current concession is 125.71 cents per day.
Eligible cards are:
To apply for the Annual Electricity Concession, eligible customers should contact their electricity retailer by telephone or complete an Application Form.
A rebate of 50 per cent on the cost of one return trip to Northern Tasmania per financial year is available to age pensioners living on Bass Strait islands who have a:
Free dental checks and preventive care is available to:
Treatment is free for all holders of a:
All clinics accept Medicare Teen Dental Plan vouchers up until 31 December 2013 for
A subsidised service is available to all other children under 18.
Note: DVA card holders not eligible.
Check under Health and Human Services in the white pages
for your local children’s dental clinic.
Financial assistance is available to eligible clients who require:
The assistance is available to people who have been referred by an authorised prescriber and who have a:
* Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme. DVA
Repatriation Health (Gold and White) card holders should contact DVA to check their potential eligibility.
Terms and conditions are outlined in the CES Guidelines available from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: 6222 7226 (South)
6336 5036 (North)
6426 2429 (North West)
Assistance through provision of equipment is available to people who have been clinically assessed as having a sleep-related breathing disorder requiring a positive airways pressure machine.
Please consult your medical specialist.
To be eligible people must have a prescription from a sleep specialist and hold a:
Phone: 1300 13 55 13 (general enquiries)
6222 7353 (Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Respiratory Medicine)
6348 7708 (Launceston General Hospital Respiratory Unit)
Email (South): email@example.com
A 30 per cent reduction on local government rates and charges (capped at a maximum amount each year) is available to a person who on July 1 each year holds a:
The card holder must occupy the property as their principal place of residence and be legally responsible for the rates on that property.
All initial enquiries should be made to your relevant local council.
Courses for which there are no tuition fees include:
Tuition fees are not charged for prisoners.
Phone: 1300 655 307
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:
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.
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.
Eligible applicants under 65 can receive savings between $10.22 and $49.64, depending on the length of time the drivers licence is issued.
Driver licence discounts are available to people who hold:
There is no licence fee for people 65 years and over, however, there is a small photo card fee.
Tube feeds and oral nutrition supplements are supplied at subsidised cost to people:
The subsidised costs are based on estimates from the Household Expenditure Survey for food. The maximum weekly charges are reduced for children and where the products provided only meet a proportion of nutritional needs. The costs are adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
A further reduction in the subsidised cost is available if you have a:
The subsidised supplements are only available to individuals who are NOT eligible for financial assistance from any other government-funded program or where a compensation payment has been made that includes future nutritional support.
There is also a process to apply for special provisions for a further reduction in fees
based on significant financial hardship.
6222 8145 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
6348 7477 (Launceston General Hospital)
6430 6597 (North West Regional Hospital)
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:
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.
Phone: 1800 300 068
Savings on full season adult angling licences are available to:
Financial assistance is available to people requiring compression garments to help manage lymphoedema and who have a:
Note: For card holders of a DVA Pensioner Concession Card please consult the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
6222 8634 (Royal Hobart Hospital Physiotherapy)
6222 8314 (Royal Hobart Hospital Occupational Therapy)
6348 7216 (Launceston General Hospital Physiotherapy)
6430 6608 (North West Regional Hospital Physiotherapy)
Where the Public Trustee is appointed sole executor there is no charge for:
The 40 per cent rebate on motor tax (which is included in motor vehicle registration) is available for:
The rebate is available to people who hold a:
Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card).
Note: This concession only applies if a concession has not already been granted on
another motor vehicle registered in the name of the eligible person.
A concession of $69 on MAIB third party insurance premiums isavailable for:
The concession is available to people who:
Note: The discount listed above is based on a 12-month payment period.
A 20 per cent discount on annual and two-year National Parks passes is available to holders of a:
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).
A reduced contribution charge for orthotic and prosthetic services is provided to eligible people whose costs are not met by other organisations such as MAIB, Worker’s Compensation or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
To access the service, clients are required to have a current referral from either a GP, an allied health professional or a medical specialist.
Those eligible for a reduced contribution include holders of a:
* Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme.
A 50 per cent concession on the approved adult base fare is available to visually impaired people who have a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card for Disability Support Pension (Blind).
The concession is also available to an accompanying mobility instructor.
A 20 per cent discount on booking fees is available to holders of a:
Phone: 1300 13 55 13
Discounted fares* are available to cardholders of a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card. Cardholders are required to provide their pension card number at the time of booking. The expiry date must be valid at the time of travel. A valid card must be presented upon check-in.
Check the website www.spiritoftasmania.com.au for further terms, conditions and availability.
* Applicable to selected passenger fares, subject to availability.
Financial assistance is available for Tasmanians required to:
Levels of assistance are determined by the distance, type of travel and accommodation required.
Client contribution towards travel is reduced for holders of a:
* Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme.
A 50 per cent concession on the approved adult base fare is available to people who receive the:
For more information contact your operator.
Concessions are available on pharmaceuticals dispensed to patients discharged from hospital, outpatients attending the emergency department or hospital outpatient clinics within public hospitals.
General patients are entitled to receive pharmaceuticals at a maximum cost of $36.10* per prescription item.
Holders of one of the following cards will pay a maximum of $5.90* per prescription item:
Holders of a PBS Safety Net Entitlement Card will not be charged for their medication.
*Under current arrangements, these amounts are adjusted in line with inflation by the Australian Government on 1 January each year.
6222 6700 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
6348 7719 (Launceston General Hospital)
6430 6725 (North West Regional Hospital)
Discounted entry fees available to holders of a:
Companion Card holders will receive a second ticket for their companion carer at no charge.
A 20 per cent discount for recreational game licences applies for:
The discount is available to people who have a:
A 50 per cent discount on the licence application fee for:
Discounts on entry to the annual Spring Community Festival andTreadLightly Envirofest are available to holders of a:
A range of discounts on event and festival entry fees are available to holders of a:
Discounted tickets for the Hastings Experience (Hastings Caves and thermal springs), Mole Creek Caves and Entally House are available to holders of a:
A 50 per cent concession on the cost of travel by non-wheelchair accessible taxi is available to people:
A maximum subsidy of $25 per single journey applies.
A reduction on the normal tuition fee for each unit or module is available to enrolled students who hold a current:
Phone: 1300 655 307
Discounts on vehicle registration fees are available for:
Vehicle registration discounts are available to people who hold a:
Subsidies of 70 per cent are available on:
Eligible people include pre-school age children and adults post-school year 12 who are permanent Tasmanian residents (for at least three continuous months immediately prior to application) and who:
To receive the subsidy, an application must be completed and forwarded with the prescription to the Statewide Spectacles Scheme.
The subsidy does not cover wards of state or school age children for whom assistance is available through Children and Family Services and the Department of Education. See Education section.
Note: People that can claim from private health insurance, workers compensation or any other source are not eligible to apply.
Phone: 1800 232 148 (free call)
Eligible customers can receive a State Government funded concession of up to $169 ($84.50 for water, $84.50 for sewerage) off their water and sewerage service charges for the 2013-14 financial year.
The amount of concession available will be proportioned in accordance with the date the application is received by TasWater.
To be eligible you must be legally responsible for the account and occupy the property as your principal place of residence.
Eligible concessions are:
All licensees are eligible for rebates of 50, 70 or 100 per cent when:
Some financial assistance to buy wigs is available for patients with alopecia who are referred by a doctor and for patients who have cancer and who have a:
6222 8314 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
6348 7140 (Launceston General Hospital)
Or contact your medical specialist.