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:

  • Electricity

  • Water rates

  • Sewerage rates

  • Garbage collection charges

  • Motor vehicle registration driver licences

  • Public transport

  • Spectacles (available through optometrist)

  • Interstate and overseas travel

For further information and to download an application form click here.

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.

Companion Card

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.

Australia Post - MyPost Concession

Pensioner Concession Card holders are eligible for lower cost domestic stamps. Find out more.


Please contact our helpline if there are additional concessions or benefits that should be included on this list.

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Author(s): Mito Foundation
Version: 1.1
Date published: 30 August 2023