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. As a domestic student you may also be eligible if you are a “low income earner”. This means about $656 per week averaged over an 8 week period, as at 1st July 2022. To claim go to the Centrelink section of your myGov account.