Concession cards

There are a number of concession cards for older Australians to get cheaper services and goods. These are some examples of what is available to you if you have a bleeding disorder – explore the websites to find out more.
 
Seniors Card
Each Australian state and territory has a Seniors Card scheme. It is a free card for transport concessions and discounts on some goods and services. To be eligible you must be 60 years of age or over, and not working more than a set number of hours per week in paid employment.
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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Are you eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card? This is a concession card to get cheaper health care and some discounts if you’ve reached Age Pension age.
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PBS Safety Net Card
The PBS Safety Net helps you pay less for many medicines you get on prescription after you've reached a certain amount in a calendar year. When you have reached that amount, called the 'threshold', you can apply for a PBS Safety Net card through your pharmacist. If you show your card when you get a prescription filled, it lets you get cheaper PBS medicine for the rest of the year.
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Pensioner Concession Card
Are you on an Age or Disability Pension? Or do you receive a Carer Payment? The Pensioner Concession Card is an Australian Government concession card to get cheaper health care, medicines and some discounts. You may also be eligible if you are 60 years or over or have a partial capacity to work and receive government payments.
Visit the website to find out more
 

Companion Card
A Companion Card allows someone to travel with you or accompanying you to some events or entertainment without paying for a second ticket. To make an application, apply to the program in your state or territory. Your GP will need to complete the required medical report. You will need to be at a point you need support in the community to be eligible for this card.
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Date last reviewed: 17 December 2020
Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information.
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