Carer and Companion cards
The Victorian Government Carer Card is a discounts and benefits card for unpaid primary carers in Victoria.
A collaboration of government, community and business, the Carer Card has been established to provide recognition, understanding and support for carers throughout Victoria.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for a Carer Card an applicant must be:
- A resident of Victoria and a primary, unpaid carer of a person with a disability, a severe medical condition, or a mental illness, or who is frail aged or who is in need of palliative care. This care must be provided in the home of the person requiring care.
- Centrelink payment or allowance recipient.
- A foster, respite, kinship or permanent carer in receipt of a DHS reimbursement payment.
- A kinship carer.
For further information or to apply for the Carer Card, call 1800 901 956 (toll free) during business hours, Monday to Friday or follow the link below.
The Companion Card is a tool to assist organisations that charge an admission or participation fee to comply with existing anti-discrimination legislation.
The Companion Card is issued to people with a significant, permanent disability, who can demonstrate that they are unable to access most community activities and venues without attendant care support.
The Card contains a photograph of the cardholder and can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket at events and venues, provided the cardholder requires attendant care support in order to participate at that particular activity. Participating organisations will issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.
For further information or to apply for the Companion Card, follow the link below or call 1800 650 611 (toll free) during business hours.
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