Who is Eligible?

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.

Eligible carers are welcome to apply online or you can download the Carer Card Application Form [PDF 159.4 KB].

To find out if you are eligible or to be sent an application form contact the Carer Card team by email on carercard@dhhs.vic.gov.au or call 1800 901 958.

Apply for the Carer Card

Eligible Carers can

or download the