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Exemptions from NSW Ambulance Fees

Exemptions from NSW Ambulance Fees

Some ambulance services are provided free of charge to people who meet certain criteria:

Pensioners/Concession Card holders

If you hold a:

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Repatriation Health Card - (also known as "Gold Card") issued by the Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs (excluding non-emergency ambulance services)
  • Repatriation Health Card -(also known as "White Card") issued by the Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs, but only for ambulance services which relate to a specific condition that is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Other exemptions

You will also be exempt if you are:

  • a child/young people in the care of the State under the Children and Young Person's (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse
  • a patient being taken involuntarily to a declared mental health facility under the Mental Health Act 2007 or the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990.

NSW Ambulance services are also be provided at no cost to you if you are covered by:

  • a private health fund
  • a school or group contribution
  • a workers compensation, motor accident or third party insurance claim
  • The Lifetime Care and Support Authority.