Information about eligibility for a Carer Card.

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.