Help with the Cost of Medications
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net
What it is: When someone (or a family) has spent a set amount (the PBS Safety Net threshold) on prescription medications, the price of medications are reduced for the rest of the calendar year.
Low Income Health Care Card
What it is: Reduces the cost of health care, including through cheaper PBS medications. You may also get a discount on electricity, gas and water bills and motor vehicle registration if the bills and Card are in the same name. You need to renew the Card each year.
Eligibility: People aged between 16 and 25 years of age who are a full time student and their parent or carer had a Carer Allowance Health Care Card for them on the day before they turned 16.