• Access to computers and the internet


    Category : Concessions > OTHER
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    Use a computer and access the internet for free at your local LINC, library or online access centre. Many locations also have free Wi-Fi to use with your own device.

    Normal fees and charges apply for printing – visit: www.linc.tas.gov.au/how-to/Pages/pay-buy.aspx

    Some community-managed online access centres may charge fees for services. Please check with your local LINC, library or online access centre for details.

    For more information:

    Phone: 6165 5539
    Email: linc@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.linc.tas.gov.au/how-to/Pages/computer.aspx

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Adult concession


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > URBAN BUS SERVICES - METRO AND MERSEYLINK
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    An adult concession fare for bus travel is available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Seniors Card - all states and territories
    • ImmiCard or Tasmanian Government concession Card
    • Tasmanian Companion Card

    or are:

    • aged 70 years and over
    • DVA war widows.

    For more information:

    Metro Tasmania
    Phone: 132 201
    Email: correspondence@metrotas.com.au
    Web: www.metrotas.com.au

    Merseylink
    Phone: 6427 7626
    Email: admin@merseylink.com.au
    Web: www.merseylink.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; SC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Adult dental service


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Subsidised emergency services, general services and dentures are available to adults who have a:

    • DHS or DVA* Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.
    • DVA Gold or White card holders should contact DVA on 133 254 to check their eligibility for dental services.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:
    1300 011 013
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC
  • Adult education course


    Category : Concessions > EDUCATION > ADULT EDUCATION
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    Concessions on fees for most adult education courses are available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Tasmanian Seniors Card
    • full-time students.

    For more information:

    Department of Education
    Phone:
    6165 5600
    Email: adulteducation@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.adulteducation.linc.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; SC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Annual electricity concession


    Category : Concessions > ELECTRICITY
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    The Annual electricity concession provides a daily discount to eligible customers as a cents per day rate. The current concession is 132.557 cents per day.

    Eligible cards are:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • ImmiCard (Bridging Visa E)
    • Tasmanian Concession Card (issued by Department of Premier and Cabinet).

    To apply for the Annual electricity concession, eligible customers should contact their electricity retailer by telephone or complete the Application Form (PDF).

    For more information:

    Aurora Energy
    Phone: 1300 132 003
    Email: customer.service@auroraenergy.com.au
    Web: www.auroraenergy.com.au

    For King and Flinders Island residents please contact Momentum Energy

    Momentum Energy
    Phone: 1300 662 778
    Email: info@momentum.com.au
    Web: www.momentum.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC
  • Bass Strait islands air travel concession


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > ISLAND TRANSPORT SERVICES
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    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:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web:
    www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; DVAPCC
  • Children's dental service


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Free dental checks, preventive care and treatment are available to all children (0-17 years) under the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (where a bulk billing consent form is signed), otherwise a subsidised service is available to children under 18 years. Some exceptions apply.

    Check under Health and Human Services in the white pages for your local children’s dental clinic.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:
    1300 011 013
    Web:
    www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Community Equipment Scheme (CES)


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Financial assistance is available to eligible clients who require:

    • mobility and personal care aids and equipment
    • specialised footwear
    • basic home modifications (limited to grab rail installations in the South)
    • continence aids
    • appliances to enhance their safety and quality of life.

    The assistance is available to people who have been referred by an authorized prescriber and have a:

    • DHS or DVA* Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.
    • Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme. DVA Health 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.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:

    South: 6166 7226
    North: 6336 5036
    North-West: 6426 2429
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC
  • Continuous Positive Airways Pressure Program


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    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:

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

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:

    General enquiries: 1300 135 513
    Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Respiratory Medicine: 6166 8438
    Launceston General Hospital Respiratory Unit: 6777 6708
    Email (South): rhh.respiratory@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC
  • Council rates remission


    Category : Concessions > HOUSING
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    A 30 per cent reduction on local government rates and charges (capped at a maximum amount each year) is available to a pensioner who on 1 July each year holds:

    • a current DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • a current DHS Health Care Card (but not a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card)
    • DVA Health Card - All Conditions ("Gold Card") inscribed with 'TPI' or 'War Widow', 'War Widower'

    and

    • occupies the property in question as their principal place of residence and
    • is legally responsible to the council for the rates of the property.

    From 2016-17, eligibility has been extended to holders of DVA Health Cards (Gold Card) inscribed with ‘Totally and Permanently Incapacitated’ (TPI) or ‘War Widow’, ‘War Widower’ whose Gold Cards and entitlements are issued under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.

    For more information:

    All initial enquiries should be made to your relevant local council.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Driver's licence


    Category : Concessions > LICENCES
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    Eligible applicants under 65 years can receive savings between $10.71 and $52.02, depending on the length of time the full driver licence is issued.

    Driver licence discounts are available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”)
    • DVA Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card)

    or

    • are members of the Transport Access Scheme (for people with a severe disability)
    • eligible asylum seekers.

    There is no licence fee for people 65 years and over, however, there is a small photo card fee of $10.34.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    1300 135 513
    Email: Dlu@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Enteral feeds and supplements


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Tube feeds and oral nutrition supplements are supplied at subsidised cost to people:

    • with serious medical conditions that affect their ability to meet nutritional requirements with normal food and drink and
    • who are assessed by a Dietitian as requiring nutritional support.

    The subsidised costs are based on estimates from the Household Expenditure Survey for food. The costs are adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index. The Program does not supply nutritional products that are listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme General Schedule.

    A further reduction in the subsidised cost is available if you have a:

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card (if ineligible to access products via DVA).

    The subsidised supplements are NOT available to individuals who are:

    • eligible for compensation from MAIB, Workers’ Compensation or any Common Law compensation
    • receiving financial assistance from any other government-funded program or where a compensation payment has been made that includes future nutritional support
    • in residential facilities or hospitals that are required to provide nutrition to meet their residents’ needs.

    There is also a process to apply for a further reduction in fees based on significant financial hardship.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:

    Royal Hobart Hospital: 6166 8145
    Launceston General Hospital: 6777 6477
    North-West Regional Hospital: 6430 6597

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Firearms fees


    Category : Concessions > LICENCES
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    A 20 per cent reduction on fees is available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card.

    For more information:

    Department of Police and Emergency Management
    Phone:
    6173 2720
    Email: firearms@police.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.police.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; DVAPCC
  • Heating allowance


    Category : Concessions > ELECTRICITY
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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:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:
    1800 300 068
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; DVAPCC
  • Inland recreational angling licence


    Category : Concessions > LICENCES
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    Savings on full season adult angling licences are available to:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card holders (discount of 45 per cent)
    • Seniors Card holders – all states and territories (discount of 20 per cent)
    • people aged between 14 and 17 years (discount of 84 per cent).

    For more information:

    Inland Fisheries Services
    Phone:
    1300 463 474 (1300 INFISH)
    Email: infish@ifs.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.ifs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; SC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Lymphoedema


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH > SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS
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    Financial assistance is available to people requiring compression garments to help manage lymphoedema and have a:

    • DHS Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.

    Note: For card holders of a DVA Pensioner Concession Card please consult the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Service
    Phone:

    Royal Hobart Hospital, Physiotherapy: 6166 8634
    Royal Hobart Hospital, Occupational Therapy: 6166 8314
    Launceston General Hospital, Physiotherapy: 6777 6216
    North-West Regional Hospital, Physiotherapy: 6430 6608
    Email:
    (South) rhh.physiotheraphy@ths.tas.gov.au
    (North) lgh.ahs@ths.tas.gov.au
    (North-West) physio.burnie@ths.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC
  • Making a Will


    Category : Concessions > OTHER
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    Where the Public Trustee is appointed as the executor, there is no charge to prepare a Will for:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card holders.

    There will be a charge of $295 per hour (pro-rata) for time in excess of 60 minutes.

    For more information:

    Public Trustee
    Phone:
    1800 068 784
    Email: tpt@publictrustee.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.publictrustee.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Motor tax (40 per cent rebate)


    Category : Concessions > VEHICLES
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    The 40 per cent rebate on motor tax (which is included in motor vehicle registration) is available for:

    • goods vehicles (such as utes and vans), not used for any trade or business purposes, with a gross vehicle mass not over 4.5 tonnes.

    The rebate is available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”)
    • DVA Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card)

    or

    • eligible asylum seekers.

    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.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    1300 135 513
    Email: Vru@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Motor vehicle registration compulsory third party insurance (MAIB)


    Category : Concessions > VEHICLES
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    A concession of $64 on MAIB third party insurance premiums is available for:

    • motor vehicles (other than motorcycles) not over 4.5 tonnes (applies to one vehicle registered in the name of the eligible person).

    The concession is available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”)
    • DVA Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card)
    • are a member of the Transport Access Scheme (for people with a severe disability)

    or

    • eligible asylum seekers.

    Note: The discount listed above is based on a 12 month payment period.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    1300 135 513
    Email: Vru@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • 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 (eg whether it is wheelchair accessible).

    For more information:

    Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
    Phone: 1300 827 727 (1300 TASPARKS)
    Email: parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.parks.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Non-urban bus operators


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > VISUALLY IMPAIRED BUS CONCESSIONS
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    A 50 per cent concession on the adult base fare is available to visually impaired people who have a:

    • Vision Impaired Person's Travel Pass issued by the Transport Commission.

    Applicants for this card must hold a current DHS Pensioner Concession Card endorsed for Disability Support Pension Blind or Age Blind Pension, or a DVA (Blind) Pension.

    The concession is also available to an accompanying mobility instructor authorised by Guide Dogs Tasmania.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC
  • NON-URBAN BUS OPERATORS


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > NON-URBAN BUS OPERATORS
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    A 50 per cent concession on the adult base fare is available to people who:

    • receive the Age or War Widow(er) Pension and have a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • receive the Newstart or Youth Allowance and have a DHS Health Care Card
    • hold an ImmiCard or Tasmanian Government Concession Card.

    A concession may be provided at the discretion of individual operators to:

    • Tasmanian Seniors Card holders
    • Tasmanian Companion Card Holders.

    For more information contact your operator.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Orthotic / prosthetic services


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH > SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS
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    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:

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

    * Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:

    South: 6166 7377
    North: 6777 8562
    North-West: 6430 6583
    Email: opst.tas@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • 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:

    Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
    Phone: 1300 827 727 (1300 TASPARKS)
    Web: www.overlandtrack.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Passenger fares on Spirit of Tasmania


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > TT-LINE
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    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.

    For more information:

    Spirit of Tasmania
    Phone:
    132 010
    Email: reservations@spiritoftasmania.com.au
    Web: www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; DVAPCC
  • Patient travel assistance


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Financial assistance is available for Tasmanians required to:

    • travel more than 75 kilometres one way to access specialist medical services or lymphoedema treatment not available locally
    • travel more than 50 kilometres one way to access the nearest renal and oncology treatment centre

    and

    • the patient is ineligible for assistance from other sources (eg MAIB, Workers’ Compensation, DVA).

    Levels of assistance are determined by the distance, type of travel and accommodation required.

    Client contribution towards travel is reduced for holders of a:

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

    * Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme.

    For more information:

    Phone:
    Royal Hobart Hospital: 6166 8225 or 6166 8546
    Launceston General Hospital: 6777 6249
    North-West Regional Hospital: 6434 6984
    Email: ptas@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    Web:
     www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ptas

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Pharmaceuticals


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    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 $38.30 per prescription item. Holders of one of the following cards will pay a maximum of $6.20* per prescription item:

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DHS Pensioner Concession Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • PBS Safety Net Concessions Card issued by a Pharmacy
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”)
    • DVA Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card) where the pharmaceuticals are for treatment of specific accepted condition(s)
    • Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Card (Orange Card).

    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.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:
    Royal Hobart Hospital: 6166 6700
    Launceston General Hospital: 6777 6728
    North-West Regional Hospital: 6430 6725

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • 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
    • Seniors Card - all states and territories
    • Student Card.

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

    For more information:

    Port Arthur Historic Site
    Phone:
    1800 659 101
    Email: reservations@portarthur.org.au
    Web: www.portarthur.org.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; CC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Recreational game licence


    Category : Concessions > LICENCES
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    A 20 per cent discount for recreational game licences applies for:

    • deer
    • wallaby
    • muttonbird
    • pheasant
    • wild duck
    • brown quail.

    The discount is available to people who have a:

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

    For more information:

    Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
    Phone:

    Game licences: 6165 4305
    General enquiries: 1300 368 550
    Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au 
    Web: www.gamelicences.dpipwe.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; SC; DVAPCC
  • Recreational sea fishing licence


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    A 50 per cent discount on the licence application fee applies for:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card holders
    • Seniors Card holders – all states and territories
    • people under the age of 16 years.

    For more information:

    Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
    Phone:
    6165 3233 or 1300 720 647
    Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; SC; Star; DVAPCC
  • 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:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens


    Category : Concessions > PARKS AND HERITAGE
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    Discount on entry to the annual Spring Community Festival is available to holders of a:

    • Seniors Card - all states and territories
    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • Companion Card.

    A range of discounts on event and festival entry fees are available to holders of a:

    • Seniors Card - all states and territories.

    For more information:

    Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
    Phone:
    6166 0451
    Email: rtbg@rtbg.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.rtbg.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; CC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site


    Category : Concessions > PARKS AND HERITAGE
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    Discounted Heritage Tours 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
    • University of Tasmania Student Card

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

    For more information:

    Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
    Phone:
    6233 6656
    Email: info@femalefactory.org.au
    Web: www.femalefactory.org.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; CC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • The Hastings Experience, Mole Creek Caves and Highfield Historic Site


    Category : Concessions > PARKS AND HERITAGE
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    Discounted tickets for the Hastings Experience (Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs), Mole Creek Caves and Highfield Historic Site 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:

    Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
    Phone:
    Hastings Reserve: 6298 3209
    Highfield House: 6458 1100
    Mole Creek Caves: 6777 2179
    Web: www.parks.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; SC; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Transport access scheme - 50 per cent concession


    Category : Concessions > TRANSPORT > TAXIS
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    A 50 per cent concession on the cost of taxi travel is available to people:

    • with a permanent and severe disability who have been assessed as meeting eligibility criteria for membership of the Transport Access Scheme

    have a:

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

    A maximum subsidy of $25 per single journey applies.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web:
    www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; CSHC; Star; DVACSHC; DVAPCC
  • Tuition fees


    Category : Concessions > EDUCATION > TasTAFE
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    A reduction on the normal tuition fee for each unit or module is available to enrolled students who:

    • are receiving a Centrelink allowance such as Newstart, Youth Allowance, Disability Support Pension, a Pension, Austudy or Abstudy
    • are listed on a current Centrelink Card as a dependent
    • hold a current DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • hold a current DHS Health Care Card.

    For more information:

    TasTAFE
    Phone:
    1300 655 307
    Web: www.tastafe.tas.edu.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC
  • Vehicle registration


    Category : Concessions > VEHICLES
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    The discounts listed below are based on a 12 month payment period. Discounts on vehicle registration fees are available for:

    • motor vehicles (other than motorcycles) not over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass ($49.66)
    • trailers (including caravans) ($25.30)
    • motorcycles ($45.19).

    Vehicle registration discounts are available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Heath Care Card
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”)
    • DVA Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card)

    or

    • are members of the Transport Access Scheme (for people with a severe disability)
    • eligible asylum seekers.

    Note: This concession only applies to one vehicle of each type (i.e. one car, one motorcycle, one trailer, one caravan) registered in the name of the eligible person.

    For more information:

    Department of State Growth
    Phone:
    1300 135 513
    Email: Vru@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Visual aids


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    Subsidies of 70 per cent are available on basic scheduled items such as basic lenses and basic frames. Low vision aids prostheses and intraocular implants are subsidised up to $345.85 per item. Eligible people include:

    • pre-school age children and adults post-year 12 who are permanent Tasmanian residents (for at least three continuous months immediately prior to application)

    and who:

    • have a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card (excluding holders of a DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”) and in some cases DVA Health Card for Specific Conditions (White Card) and
    • meet an assessment of current income and cash assets.

    Other low-income earners may be eligible for the subsidy under hardship provisions.

    The minimum Tasmanian residential requirement does not apply to refugees.

    To receive the subsidy, an application form 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.

    Note: People that can claim from private health insurance, Workers’ Compensation

    or any other source are not eligible to apply.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:
    1800 232 148
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Water and sewerage concession


    Category : Concessions > PROPERTY, WATER AND LAND TAX
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    Eligible customers can receive a Tasmanian Government funded concession of up to $186 ($93 for water, $93 for sewerage) off their water and sewerage service charges for the 2016-17 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: 

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DVA Health Card – All Conditions (“Gold Card”).

    For more information:

    TasWater
    Phone:
    136 992
    Email: enquiries@taswater.com.au
    Web: www.taswater.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; Star; DVAPCC
  • Wigs


    Category : Concessions > HEALTH
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    Financial assistance is available to cancer and alopecia patients who are referred by a doctor and have a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card.

    Note: Holders of a DVA Gold or White Card should contact DVA on 133 254 to check their eligibility for provision of a wig.

    For more information:

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Phone:

    Service Tasmania: 1300 135 513
    Royal Hobart Hospital: 6166 8354 
    Launceston General Hospital: 6777 6140 
     
    Or contact your medical specialist.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    PCC; HCC; DVAPCC

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