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, Private Health Insurance, NDIS).

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

Patient contribution towards travel is reduced for holders of a:

  • Services Australia or DVA* Pensioner Concession Card
  • Services Australia Health Care Card.

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

For more information:

Department of Health
Patient Travel South
Phone:
6166 8225
Email: ptasrhh@ths.tas.gov.au

Patient Travel North
Phone:
6777 6429
Email: lgh.patient.travel@ths.tas.gov.au

Patient Travel North-West
Phone:
6477 7732
Email: nw.ptas@ths.tas.gov.au

Website: www.health.tas.gov.au/hospital/ptas