Council Rates Concessions
Councils may offer discounted rates for Pension Concession Card holders who own their home. Contact your local council for further details.
Electricity and Gas Rebates
Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme
Mito patients who have issues with regulating their body temperature and hold a Pensioner Concession Card may be eligible for the Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Scheme, an annual rebate on electricity in addition to the electricity rebate listed above. Click here for further information and to download an application form.
Pensioner Concession Card holders may be eligible for rebates on their water bill through their water supplier.
Taxi Users' Subsidy Scheme
Mito patients may be eligible for a taxi transport subsidy, which aims to support those who are unable to use public transport due to a severe and permanent disability. Find out more.
ACROD Parking Permits - Australian Disability Parking Scheme
The scheme allows permit holders to park in disabled spaces. 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 people 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
Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy Scheme
Pension Concession Card/Health Care Card holders who using electrically operated life support equipment including oxygen concentrators, ventilators and dialysis machines may be eligible for an electricity subsidy. Find out more.
It is important to let your energy provider know you are using life-support equipment so that they can let you know of any planned power outages.