Concessions available to PCC holders are outlined below.
PCC holders and their dependants (i.e. partner and dependent children) can receive the following Australian Government health concessions:
Further information on these hearing services can be obtained by calling 1800 500 726.
State, territory and local governments provide the following concessions to PCC holders. Discounted:
Australia Post also provides a 50 per cent concession on mail redirection services.
Cardholders get discounted rail travel on Great Southern Rail services and, in most states, at least one free rail journey a year within the state of residence.
State, territory and local governments and some private providers may offer some additional health, household, transport, education and recreation concessions to PCC holders. However, they offer these concessions at their own discretion and they may vary from state to state. Details can be obtained from the concession providers themselves.
The PCC is issued for a period of 12 months and is re-issued annually around the time of a cardholder's birthday, subject to continued qualification.
Act reference: SSAct section 1061ZA General qualification rules
The EMEP is an annual payment available to people or their carers who are covered by an eligible concession card, and use essential medical equipment or additional heating/cooling to manage their disability or medical condition in their home.
The EMEP provides assistance to meet the additional costs of running essential medical equipment and medically required heating or cooling that will arise from the introduction of a carbon pricing scheme.
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.15.4 EMEP - Qualification & Payability.
Last reviewed: 2 July 2012