Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme
This scheme provides financial subsidies for those with a Pensioner Concession Card or a Health Care Card Low Income. Subsidies are provided for the following services:
Garbage collection charges
Motor vehicle registration driver licences
Spectacles (available through optometrist)
Interstate and overseas travel
Disabled Parking Permits
Disability Parking Permit holders may park in spaces where the international symbol of access is shown, have an extension in timed spaces and can park for free in on-street carparks where meters are installed. Mito patients who have difficulty walking or have severe vision loss may apply for a permit. The application form and further information is available here.
The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events. They are available to carers of those with a lifelong need for a high level of care. Find out more.
Telephone Services: Priority/Special Assistance
Some telecommunication providers offer priority or special assistance to people who have a life-threatening medical condition and whose life may be at risk without access to a fully operational phone service. Mito patients who are at high risk of cardiovascular emergencies or patients who live alone, without support or in remote locations may be eligible. Find out more from Telstra or ask your telecommunication provider.