Services Australia Commonwealth Seniors Health Card


Eligibility for the Services Australia Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) is determined by the Department of Human Services (DHS). The CSHC is available to self-funded retirees who do not receive a DHS or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) income support payment.

The CSHC is different to the Seniors Card issued by the Tasmanian Government.

You may be eligible for the CSHC if you:

  • have reached age pension age but do not qualify for a payment from DHS or DVA
  • are not the holder of a DVA CSHC
  • provide your and your partner’s Tax File Numbers or have been granted an exemption from doing so
  • meet an income test and
  • meet residence requirements.

You must submit a claim for the CSHC. The CSHC is renewed automatically in September each year, provided you continue to meet the Australian residency and income requirements.

Digital concession cards

If you already have a senior’s concession or health care card, you can access a digital image of your card from the Digital Wallet on your Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. The Digital Wallet lets you present your concession or health care card using your smart device. Some concession providers may not accept digital cards and you will still need to use your physical card.

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