At SuperGuide, we receive many questions from readers asking about the concession cards available for older Australians, in particular, the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, the Pensioner Concession Card, and sometimes the Low Income Health Care Card.
If you’re entitled to hold one of these cards and depending on the State you live in, you may be entitled to discounts on energy and water bills, reduced council rates, stamp duty concessions, cheaper rego, free ambulance and cheaper prescriptions through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
You may also be entitled to a state Seniors Card just by reaching a certain age, even when you’re not a recipient of a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC), or a Pensioner Concession Card, or a Low Income Health Care Card.
The concessions and discounts available to state Seniors Card holders in relation to utilities, motor vehicle registration, public transport, municipal rates, and stamp duty will vary between each state and territory. For the latest information on state Seniors Cards, including who is eligible, how to apply and what benefits and discounts you can claim, see SuperGuide article Over 60: Want to save some cash? Get a state Seniors Card.
For information on the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, see SuperGuide article Are you eligible for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?