The Seniors Card entitles older Australians to a range of benefits provided by government and businesses. The card is free and is issued by every State and Territory government to eligible senior residents. It is issued in recognition of the contribution that seniors have made - and continue to make to the Australian community.
The card is available to Australians aged 60 years and over. Eligibility criteria and benefits vary slightly in each State and Territory.
For further information visit www.seniorscard.vic.gov.au
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. Participating organisations will issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge. Companion Card can also be used on all Victorian public transport services.
For further information visit www.companioncard.org.au
The Carer Card provides carers with a wide range of discounts and benefits on public transport and from businesses, local government and community organisations. 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; or
- a foster, kinship or respite carer.
For further information visit www.carercard.vic.gov.au
Can’t Wait Card
The Can’t Wait Card is given to members of the Crohn’s & Colitis Australia who have been formally diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, to help them gain access to a toilet in times of urgency.
For further information visit www.cantwait.net.au