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Concessions and Financial Support

Concessions and financial support

NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme

Website: nt.gov.au/community/seniors/nt-pensioner-and-carer-concession-scheme
Telephone: 1800 777 704
Email: 

The Northern Territory (NT) Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme provides financial subsidies as concessions to members for a range of goods and services.  Concessions help people on low incomes access important services such as water, energy, transport and housing.  The scheme aims to: provide an incentive for members to stay in the NT during retirement and help all pensioners, certain categories of low-income earners and carers with a range of cost of living expenses.

As a member you can receive concessions on a range of cost of living expenses including:electricity – on-grid, off-grid, pre-paid tokens and e-token meters,  water rates,sewerage rates,property rates,garbage collection charges,motor vehicle registration, driver licences, spectacles, public transport and interstate and overseas travel. Other concessions are also available including stamp duty for first home buyers and the Seniors Card, which is issued free and provides access to savings on a range of goods and services from participating businesses.

Find out more information on the Seniors Card. For stamp duty concessions go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website or call 1300 305 353.

You are eligible for concessions if you are a permanent resident of the NT and hold an eligible Department of Human Services or Centrelink concession card or an eligible Department of Veterans’ Affairs concession card. For more information and to find out if you are eligible go to eligibility for a concession.

To apply for the scheme go to how to apply.

Travel Concessions

You must make sure you are eligible for a travel concession before leaving for your trip. Before making your travel arrangements contact the Pensioner and Carer Concession Unit. The travel concession is for members that have one of the following concession cards:

You need to have lived in the Northern Territory (NT) for at least two years before you travel to get a concession. The travel concession is available every two years from the start date of your last travel concession. The concession applies to any form of transport, including private vehicle. The concession is also available for family and friends to visit you in the NT. Read more about travel concessions.

Financial Subsidies for People with a Disability or Their Carers

People with a disability or their carers can apply for one or both of the following:

Transport, Parking and Travel concessions

You should read the guide on getting around with a disability. It has information on concessions and subsides that are available for: using taxis ,using public buses and disability parking. You can also apply for the Qantas Carer Concession Card, which gives you and your carer concessions on flights.

Gardening Support

People with disability living in the NT may be eligible for gardening support. This work is usually provided by NT Corrections staff and prisoners. To see if you are eligible and to join the waiting list call (08) 8922 0111.

Disability Support Pension

The disability support pension is a Centrelink payment for people who are permanently blind, or have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working. Find out if you’re eligible for the pension and how to apply on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Mobility Allowance

People with disability who cannot use public transport or participate in approved activities without substantial support may qualify for a Mobility Allowance. Find out if you’re eligible for the pension and how to apply on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card

The Pensioner Concession Card may entitle cardholders to all of the following:

Find out if you’re eligible for the pension and how to apply on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

NT Seniors Card – please refer to our page on the NT Seniors Card

Pharmaceutical Allowance

People who receive income support may be eligible for the Pharmaceutical Allowance for assistance with the cost of buying prescription medicines. Find out if you’re eligible for the pension and how to apply on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Local Government Concessions and Financial Support

Please contact your local council to find out about concessions offered to seniors in your region.

Alice Springs Town Council

Website: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8950 0500
Fax: 08 8953 0558

Barkly Regional Council

Website: www.barkly.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8962 0000
Fax: 8962 1801

Belyuen Community Government Council

Website: www.belyuen.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8978 5061
Fax: 08 8978 5009

Central Desert Regional Council

Website: www.centraldesert.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 1300 360 605
Fax: 08 8951 6416

City of Darwin Concessions

Website: www.darwin.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 8930 0607
Email: darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au
Australian Disabled Parking Permit – The City of Darwin administers the Australian Disabled Parking Permit Scheme for people with mobility limitations and in need of special parking consideration. The applicants must be assessed by a medical practitioner as mobility restricted. The scheme entitles the usage of designated parking throughout the municipality and allows extended parking in all time restricted bay and free parking on-street where Council parking meters are installed.

Rates and Garbage Charges – For holders of the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Card, a concession is available on City of Darwin Council rates and charges. this concession is approved and provided by the Northern territory Department of Health, NT pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme to be eligible for the concession, the member must be the legal owner/part owner of the property, occupy the property and must have declared the property as their principal place of residence.

City of Palmerston

Website: www.palmerston.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8935 9922
Fax: 08 8935 9900

Coomalie Community Government Council

Website: www.coomalie.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8976 0058
Fax: 08 8976 0293

Darwin City Council

Website: www.darwin.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8930 0300
Fax: 08  8930 0311

East Arnhem Regional Council

Website: www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8986 8986
Fax: 08 8986 8999

Katherine Town Council

Website: www.ktc.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8972 5500
Fax: 08 8971 0305

Litchfield Council

Website: www.litchfield.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8983 0600
Fax: 08 8983 1165

MacDonnell Regional Council

Website: www.macdonnell.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8958 9600
Fax: 08 8958 9601

Roper Gulf Regional Council

Website: www.ropergulf.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8972 9000
Fax: 08 8971 2607

Tiwi Islands Regional Council

Website: www.tiwiislands.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8970 9500
Fax: 08 8970 9555

Victoria Daly Regional Council

Website: www.victoriadaly.nt.gov.au
Telephone: (08) 8972 0777
Fax: 08 8973 8122

Wagait Regional Council

Website: www.wagait.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8978 5185
Fax: 08 8978 5100

West Arnhem Regional Council

Website:www.westarnhem.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 08 8979 9444
Fax: 08 8979 2488