What is it?
The card provides discounts and benefits to carers in acknowledgment of their contribution.
From July 2019, Carer Card holders can benefit the same discounts available to Seniors Card holders. This means that Carer Card holders can now enjoy the same discounts available to Seniors Card holders. There are more than 4,000 participating businesses whose discounts are now available. These include discounts on a range of goods and services like eating out, shopping, getting help with your finances, or even leisure and recreation activities like seeing a movie at a Village cinema.
There are also new carer transport concessions now available for Carer Card holders.
To be eligible for a Carer Card you must be a resident of Victoria and either:
- the primary carer of a person with a disability, severe medical condition or mental illness, or someone who is frail aged or in need of palliative care
- a foster, kinship or respite carer.
You can confirm your eligibility by:
- providing your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or your Department of Health & Human Services Vendor Number if you receive a carer payment or allowance
- having a medical professional verify your eligibility.
Contact Victorian Government Carer Card Program
Phone 1800 901 958 (during business hours)