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.

Eligibility: Everyone.

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.