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Concessions and financial support

Find concessions and financial support available to you and your family or carer. Financial support can assist with planning and managing expenses.

Concessions in Victoria

Victorian Government concessions

Concessions are available in Victoria for you and your family or carer. Concessions include but are not limited to:

  • council rates
  • electricity
  • gas
  • water
  • public transport
  • vehicle registration
  • taxi fares.

Find out if you’re eligible on the Concessions for VeteransExternal Link website.

Travel options and concessions

Public Transport Victoria (PTV)External Link offers travel concessions to eligible veterans and war widows/widowers.External Link

Subsidised taxi fares are available through the Multi-purpose taxi program.External Link

Free travel to attend commemorative events

You can access free travelExternal Link on trains, trams and buses on:

  • ANZAC Day
  • Vietnam Veterans Day
  • Remembrance Day.

As veterans and war widows/widowers you are encouraged to wear your medals to receive free travel on public transport on the day. For members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), wear your uniform or show your ADF badge.

Veteran Card

Businesses may offer you discounts and benefits in recognition of your service when you show your Veteran Card.External Link Businesses include:

  • retailers
  • travel and tourism operators
  • accommodation and car hire
  • entertainment
  • hospitality
  • service and trade industries ranging from gym memberships to automotive mechanics and legal.

You can find out more about concessions and benefitsExternal Link on the Department of Veterans' Affairs website.

Financial support

Disability support

Contact the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)External Link online or phone 1800 800 110 (8am to 8pm AEST) for information about disability support.

Disability local support

Contact IntereachExternal Link for disability local support services.

Financial counselling

Bravery Trust

Bravery TrustExternal Link provides emergency financial support and financial counselling for veterans who have an injury or illness because of their service, and their families.

Legacy

LegacyExternal Link offers financial support where needed, to families of Australian Defence Force men and women who have lost their lives or their health because of their service.

Money Smart

Money SmartExternal Link offers tools and tips to help increase financial wellbeing.

National Debt Helpline

National Debt HelplineExternal Link offers tools and advice to manage your money and debt.

Financial counselling local support

Anglicare VictoriaExternal Link works with families to provide crisis support or long-term care.

Financial help for private renters

HousingVicExternal Link provides financial help, loans, counselling and advice for private renters.

Gambling support

Gamblers HelpExternal Link provides free, confidential gamblers’ support (available 24/7).

Victoria Legal AidExternal Link helps Victorians with legal problems.

Reviewed 05 November 2021

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