Do pensioners get free ambulance cover?

Now that Sheila is in receipt of an Age Pension, she would like to know if she is entitled to free ambulance cover. Debbie explains how the concessions on cover are applied.

Q. Sheila

Now that I’m receiving a part Age Pension, do I automatically receive free ambulance cover?

A. As with many concessions, what is offered between states and territories varies; however, in most cases, holders of Pensioner Concession Cards will receive free or reduced-rates ambulance cover. There may be restrictions on the type of ambulance transport provided.

Holders of certain other concession cards may also receive free ambulance cover, but again, this will vary depending on the card held and the state or territory providing the concession.

To check whether or not you’re covered, you can visit the ambulance authority for each state and territory by clicking on the links below.

New South Wales
Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

Northern Territory

Queensland

Australian Capital Territory

Western Australia

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How do I know which concession card I’m eligible for?

Written by Debbie McTaggart

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