What is it?
Discounted airfares when a carer is required to support a person with a disability to travel.
The Qantas Carer Concession Card is issued to people with significant support requirements who through a physical, sensory, intellectual, cognitive or psychosocial disability are unable to travel on the aircraft without the full-time assistance of a carer.
A person is eligible if they need to have one-on-one support when seated on the aircraft for assistance with meals/drinks, toileting, administration of medication, orientation, communicating with the flight staff etc.
A person is not eligible if they only need assistance boarding the aircraft, or when they arrive at their destination.
For people who are blind or have vision impairment:
If you have either of the following you are already eligible for the Carer Discount and do not need to apply:
- a current Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card with blind entitlement; or
- a current travel pass for Person with Vision Impairment issued by a state or territory authority.
People with Disabilities Australia manage this scheme: