• 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
    • 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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.

    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: 1300 367 590
    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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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:

    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:
    6233 7237
    Email: learnxpress@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://learnxpress.linc.tas.gov.au

    North
    Phone:
    6336 2802
    Email: learnxpress@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://learnxpress.linc.tas.gov.au

    North West
    Burnie
    Phone:
    6434 6283
    Email: learnxpress@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://learnxpress.linc.tas.gov.au

    Devonport
    Phone: 6421 5200
    Email: learnxpress@education.tas.gov.au
    Web: http://learnxpress.linc.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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 (Centrelink or Veteran's Affairs)
    • 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.

    For more information:

    Phone: 1300 12 7777
    Web: www.tasnetworks.com.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Centrelink Health Care 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@dier.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Children's dental service


    Category : Concessions > Health
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    Free dental checks and preventive care is available to:

    • all children (0-17 years)

    Treatment is free for all holders of a:

    • DHS Pensioner Concession Card
    • DHS Health Care Card.

    All clinics accept Medicare Teen Dental Plan vouchers up until 31 December 2013 for
    preventive care.

    A subsidised service is available to all other children under 18.

    Note: DVA card holders not eligible.

    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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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 who have a:

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

    * 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.

    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:

    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:

    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 person who on July 1 each year holds a:

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

    The card holder must occupy the property as their principal place of residence and be legally responsible for the rates on that property.

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Courses without fees


    Category : Concessions > Education > Tasmanian Polytechnic
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    Courses for which there are no tuition fees include:

    • Basic competencies delivered in General Education Programs
    • Courses specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • New Apprenticeship Access Program (NAAP)
    • Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
    • Vocational placement modules
    • Literacy and numeracy courses
    • Start Program
    • The Connect Program.

    Tuition fees are not charged for prisoners.

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Human Services Pensioner Concession Card


    Category : About the concessions cards
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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
  • Driver's licence


    Category : Concessions > Licences
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    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:

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

    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@dier.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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 nutrition 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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: 6230 2720
    Email: firearms@police.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.police.tas.gov.au

    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
  • 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 80 per cent).

    For more information:

    Phone: 6261 8050
    Email: infish@ifs.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.ifs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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 who 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:
    (South) physio.rhh@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    (South) rhhot@dhhs.tas.gov.au (Occupational Therapy)
    (North) lgh.physiotherapy@dhhs.tas.gov.au
    (North West) physio.burnie@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    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:

    • students
    • 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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) 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
    • Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card) or

    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.

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Motor vehicle registration compulsory third party insurance (MAIB)


    Category : Concessions > Vehicles
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    A concession of $69 on MAIB third party insurance premiums isavailable for:

    • motor vehicles (other than motorcycles) not over 4.5 tonnes.

    The concession is available to people who:

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

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

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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
  • 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Other bus operators


    Category : Concessions > Transport > Visually impaired bus concessions
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    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.

    For more information:

    Phone: 6166 3350
    Email: passenger.transport@dier.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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors 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:

    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
    • 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)
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ptas
    Email: ptas@dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Pensioner and unemployed concession


    Category : Concessions > Transport > Other bus operators
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    A 50 per cent concession on the approved 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.

    For more information contact your operator.

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    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 $36.10* per prescription item.

    Holders of one of the following cards will pay a maximum of $5.90* per prescription item:

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • DHS Pensioner Concession Card
    • PBS Safety Net Concessions Card issued by a Pharmacy
    • Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card)
    • 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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
  • 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) or 1300 368 550 (DPIPWE enquiries)
    Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.gamelicences.dpipwe.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Seniors Card
  • Recreational sea fishing licence


    Category : Concessions > Licences
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    A 50 per cent discount on the licence application fee for:

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

    For more information:

    Phone: 6165 3046 or 1300 720 647
    Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Seniors Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens


    Category : Concessions > Parks and heritage
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    Discounts on entry to the annual Spring Community Festival andTreadLightly 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Seniors Card; Companion Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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
  • 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@dier.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Tuition fees


    Category : Concessions > Education > Tasmanian Polytechnic
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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:

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

    For more information:

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

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Vehicle registration


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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 ($47.12)
    • trailers (including caravans) ($24.60)
    • motorcycles ($43.58).

    Vehicle registration discounts are available to people who hold a:

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

    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@dier.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.transport.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Visual aids


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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 $312.30 per item).

    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:

    • have a DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card (excluding holders of a Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card) and in some cases 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. See Education section.

    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 (free call)
    Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card; Concession available to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria
  • 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 $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:

    • DHS Health Care Card
    • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card; and
    • 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Water licence


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    All licensees are eligible for rebates of 50, 70 or 100 per cent when:

    • the water allocations under the licence are exclusively for stock and domestic (but not commercial) use; and
    • the maximum daily quantity of water taken is less than 0.01ML.

    For more information:

    Phone: 6165 3019
    Email: water.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
    Web: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au
    Tasmanian Government

    Eligible cards for this concession:

    Pensioner Concession Card
  • Wigs


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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 who 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:

    Pensioner Concession Card

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