What is a Health Care Card?
A Health Care Card entitles you to receive certain discounts and services. In NSW this includes:
- Reduced pharmaceuticals
- Free ambulance cover
- Access to free dental care
- Free prescription lenses and frames
- Discounts to most alternative medical practices
Who is eligible for a Health Care Card?
Anyone who is on JobSeeker or a pension from Centrelink is eligible to get a Health Care Card. Health Care Cards are available to most students on a Centrelink payment, or Australian citizens (or PR) who earn an average of less than $680 per week (single person with no dependents, as at 1st July 2022). To claim go to the Centrelink section of your myGov account.
Contact a Caseworker
If you need more advice about your specific situation, contact an SRC Caseworker by completing the contact form (below)
This information does not constitute legal advice. Seek qualified professional advice before making decisions about educational, financial, migration or legal matters. This information can change from time to time. Check for the most up-to-date information.
Information updated on 02/03/23