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General Assistance – discounts and concessions

There are a variety of discounts and concessions available through Tasmanian government programs. The concessions website provides comprehensive coverage of these discounts and concessions by category and by concession card. These include:

  • Housing
  • Electricity and heating
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Health
  • Licences
  • Vehicles
  • Parks and heritage
  • Property, water and land tax

The concession cards are:

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Tasmanian Seniors Card
  • Companion Card (for carers)

Included here are some general types of help available to pensioners and families. The assistance schemes may also be available to individuals, as government assistance is income assessed.

Contact the DHHS

For all services, gateway services, and information, it is best to contact the DHHS in person or submit an online query, or see the concessions website.

Phone: 1300 135 513

Mail: Department of Health and Human Services, GPO Box 125, HOBART, TAS, 7001.

Page last updated 14/12/2017

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