• Access to computers and the internet for low income earners


    Category : Concessions > Other
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    Free access to computers and the internet at Online Access Centres is available to low income earners for:

    • normal booking limits of a one hour session, unless otherwise agreed with the centre coordinator
    • the use of computers and the internet for business purposes.

    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:

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card).

    For more information:

    Phone: 6233 7511
    Email: linc@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.linc.tas.gov.au/global/aboutlinc/accessing-linc-services/computers

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Adult concession


    Category : Concessions > Transport > Metro/Merseylink Buses
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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.

    or are:

    • aged 70 years and over
    • DVA war widows.

    For more information:

    Metro

    Phone: 13 22 01
    Email: correspondence@metrotas.com.au
    Web: www.metrotas.com.au

    Merseylink

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

    National Relay Service

    TTY/Voice: 133 677
    Speak & Listen (SSR): 1300 555 727
    Web: www.relayservice.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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
    13 32 54 to check their eligibility for dental services.

    For more information:

    Phone:
    6214 5411 (Hobart)
    6336 4100 (Launceston)
    6440 7104 (Burnie)
    6421 7729 (Devonport)

    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    South

    Phone: 6165 5600
    Email: adulteducation@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://adulteducation.linc.tas.gov.au/

    North

    Phone: 6777 2459
    Email: adulteducation@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://adulteducation.linc.tas.gov.au/

    North-West

    Burnie
    Phone:
    6477 7400
    Email: adulteducation@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://adulteducation.linc.tas.gov.au/

    Devonport
    Phone: 6478 4230
    Email: adulteducation@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://adulteducation.linc.tas.gov.au/

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Annual electricity concession


    Category : Concessions > Electricity and heating
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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 125.71 cents per day.

    Eligible cards are:

    • Pensioner Concession Card (DHS or DVA)
    • 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 an Application Form (PDF).

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone: 6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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). Some exceptions apply.

     

    A subsidised service is available to children under 18.

    For more information:

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

    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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 installation 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 authorised 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 (formerly called Repatriation Health Card) 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:

    Phone:
    6222 7226 (South)
    6336 5036 (North)
    6426 2429 (North-West)

    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    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): rhh.respiratory@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card; or
    • DHS Health Care Card; or
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card) for War Widows/ers and TPI veterans.

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

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Human Services Pensioner Concession Card


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    Department of Human Services Pensioner Concession Card

    Eligibility

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

    You can get a PCC if you receive any of these payments:

    • Age Pension
    • Bereavement Allowance
    • Carer Payment (adult or child)
    • Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance (job seeker) if you are single, caring for a dependent child, and looking for work
    • Parenting Payment (single)
    • Disability Support Pension.

    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 certain payment types.

    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

    The DHS publishes A Guide to Concessions Cards which is available online at www.humanservices.gov.au

    Search for concessions

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    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Driver's licence


    Category : Concessions > Licences
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    Eligible applicants under 65 can receive savings between $10.36 and $50.32, 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 (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For Specific Conditions (White Card) or are members of the Transport Access Scheme (for people with a severe disability)
    • or eligible asylum seekers.

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

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 851 225
    Email: Tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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 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:

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

    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.

    For more information:

    Phone:
    6222 8145 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
    6348 7477 (Launceston General Hospital)
    6430 6597 (North-West Regional Hospital)

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone: 6173 2720
    Email: firearms@police.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.police.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone: 1300 463 474
    Email: infish@ifs.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.ifs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone:
    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)

    Email:
    (North) lgh.physiotherapy@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    (North-West) physio.burnie@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Making a Will


    Category : Concessions > Other
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    Where the Public Trustee is appointed sole executor there is no charge for:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card holders
    • DHS Health Care Card holders
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders
    • Seniors Card holders – all states and territories
    • beneficiaries of an estate administered by the Public Trustee
    • revising a Public Trustee Will.

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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 (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation 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:

    Phone: 1300 851 225
    Email: Tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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 (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation 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:

    Phone: 1300 851 225
    Email: Tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone:
    6222 7377 (South)
    6348 7562 (North)
    6430 6583 (North-West)

    Email: opst.tas@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Other 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.

    For more information:

    Phone: 6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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:

    Phone: 13 20 10
    Email: reservations@spiritoftasmania.com.au
    Web: www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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; or
    • 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 (e.g. 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 contact the Patient Travel Coordinator:

    Phone:
    6222 8225 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
    6348 7249 (Launceston General Hospital)
    6434 6984 (North-West Regional Hospital)

    Email: ptas@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ptas

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Pensioner and unemployed concession


    Category : Concessions > Transport > Other 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;
    • Newstart or Youth Allowance and have a DHS Health Care Card; or
    • hold an Immicard or Tasmanian Government Concession Card.

    For more information contact your operator.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Pharmaceuticals


    Category : Concessions > Health
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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 $36.90* per prescription item.

    Holders of one of the following cards will pay a maximum of $6.00* 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 (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation 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:

    Phone:
    6222 6700 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
    6348 7719 (Launceston General Hospital)
    6430 6725 (North-West Regional Hospital)

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Companion Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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
    • Tasmanian Seniors Card.

    For more information:

    Phone:
    6165 4305 (game licences)
    1300 368 550 (DPIPWE enquiries)

    Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

    Web: https://gamelicences.dpipwe.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Seniors Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Recreational sea fishing licence


    Category : Concessions > Licences
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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.

    For more information:

    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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    Discounts on entry to the annual Spring Community Festival and TreadLightly Envirofest are available to holders of a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Companion Card
    • Student 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:

    Phone: 6236 3076
    Email: shop@rtbg.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.rtbg.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Companion Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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
    • Tasmanian Seniors Card
    • University of Tasmania Student Card

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

    For more information:

    Phone: 03 6233 6656
    Email: info@femalefactory.org.au
    Web: www.femalefactory.org.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Companion Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs 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:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Transport access scheme - 50 per cent concession


    Category : Concessions > Transport > Taxis
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    A 50 per cent concession on the cost of travel by non-wheelchair accessible taxi 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, and

    have a:

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

    A maximum subsidy of $25 per single journey applies.

    For more information:

    Phone: 6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • 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 hold a current:

    • Department of Human Services Concession Card; or
    • Department of Human Services Health Care Card.

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card
  • Vehicle registration


    Category : Concessions > Vehicles
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    Discounts on vehicle registration fees are available for:

    • motor vehicles (other than motorcycles) not over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass ($48.56)
    • trailers (including caravans) ($24.80)
    • motorcycles ($44.04).

    Vehicle registration discounts are available to people who hold a:

    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Heath Care Card
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For Specific Conditions (White Card)
    • are members of the Transport Access Scheme (for people with a severe disability)
    • or 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.
    • The discounts listed above are based on a 12-month payment period.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 851 225
    Email: Tes@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Visual aids


    Category : Concessions > Health
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    Subsidies of 70 per cent are available on:

    • scheduled items such as lenses and basic frames
    • low vision aids, non-cosmetic contact lenses, prostheses and intra-ocular implants (up to $329.40 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 (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card) and in some cases DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) for Specific Conditions (White Card)
    • 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 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:

    Phone: 1800 232 148 (freecall)
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Water and sewerage concession


    Category : Concessions > Property, water and land tax
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    Eligible customers can receive a State Government funded concession of up to $179 ($89.50 for water, $89.50 for sewerage) off their water and sewerage service charges for the 2014-15 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; and
    • DVA Health Card (formerly called a Repatriation Health Card) – For All Conditions (Gold Card).

    For more information:

    Phone: 13 6992
    Email: enquiries@taswater.com.au
    Web: www.taswater.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Wigs


    Category : Concessions > Health
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    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 have a:

    • DHS Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.

    Note:

    • Holders of a DVA Pensioner Concession Card should consult the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
    • People with private health insurance should claim from their private health insurance first. Any difference between the concession rate and the private health reimbursement will be provided.
    • People who can claim from workers compensation or any other source are not eligible to apply.

    For more information:

    Phone:
    6222 8314 (Royal Hobart Hospital)
    6348 7140 (Launceston General Hospital)
    Or contact your medical specialist.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Department of Human Services Pension Concession Card; Department of Human Services Health Care Card; Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

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