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Below are some of the concessions and benefits offered by Centrelink and other organisations that people who have CF or their parents or carers may be eligible to apply for.

You can click on the words in red to find out more.

All of the below information applies to both NSW and Victoria, except where noted otherwise.

Help with the cost of medications

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net

Low Income Health Care Card

Ex-Carer Allowance (Child) Health Care Card

 

Help with the cost of travel and transport

Victorian Government Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) (VIC)

Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) (NSW)

Mobility Allowance

Disabled Parking

Multi-Purpose Taxi Program (VIC)

Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (NSW)

 

Help with income support

Disability Support Pension

Job Seeker

Help with carer support

Carer Allowance

Carer Payment

Carer Supplement

Child Disability Assistance Payment

 

Help with household expenses, bills and utilities

Rent Assistance

Essential Medical Equipment Payment

Utility Relief Grants Scheme (VIC)

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance Scheme (NSW)

Domestic Assistance or Home Care

COVID Hardship Support and Loans Without Interest

 

Help with child care

Child Care Subsidy

Additional Child Care Subsidy