Health Care Card

All children and young people in foster or kinship care are eligible for a Health Care Card in their own name. Carers may also be entitled to a Health Care Card if they receive Centrelink income support such as:

·        Newstart Allowance

·        Sickness Allowance

·        Carer Allowance

·        Partner Allowance

·        Widow Allowance

·        Parenting Payment (Partnered)

·        qualify for the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A

·        qualify for the low-income Health Care Card.

Health Care Card concessions include cheap prescription medicines, bulk-billed GP appointments (at the doctor's discretion), concessions on public transport and reduced TAFE course fees.

Further information

·        visit www.familyassist.gov.au

·        call the Family Assistance Office on 13 6150  or

·        visit the Family Assistance Office located in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres