Centrelink – Social Security

The Australian Government offers a range of social security services and payments to support those in need and assist people to become self-sufficient.

Benefits are provided through various means, such as pensions, allowances, concessions and aged care services.

Pensions and Allowances - 

The following is a list of some common types of Social Security pensions and allowances:

  • Age Pension
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Carer Payment
  • Family Tax Benefit
  • Newstart Allowance
  • Carer Allowance

To apply for Centrelink benefits, basic conditions of eligibility (such as age, health, employment status) and residential requirements must be met.

Concession cards

The following is a list of some common types of Social Security concessional cards:

  • Health Care Cards
  • Pensioner Concessional Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Aged Care Services

The Australian Government aims to ensure that affordable, accessible and quality aged care is available to all older Australians when required.

The following is a list of some common types of aged care services.

  • Aged Care Homes
  • Low-level Care
  • High-level Care
  • Extra Services Facilities
  • Community Care

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