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.
Professional carers that receive a wage for providing care are not eligible.
To find out if you are eligible or to be sent an application form contact the Carer Card team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 901 958.