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Save money with a Carer Card

22 February 2024

Did you know that you can get some great discounts if you have a Carer Card?

Carer Card holders can now get most of the same discounts available to Seniors Card holders on things such as shopping, eating out, public transport, and leisure activities such as going to see movies.

Register for discounts

To keep costs down, you can get 5% off Wish gift cards, which can be used for grocery shopping at Woolworths, as well as Big W, Dan Murphy’s, and EG Ampol. You need to register to get the discount.

Other discounts include:

Carer Card holders also get concession public transport on weekdays and free travel on weekends. To get this discount you need to use a Carer Coded Myki which you can get from a staffed train station.

Cheaper family days out

You can also enjoy family fun with your Carers Card.  When you’re out and about with your child, Carer Card holders get free entry into Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Legoland Discovery Centre, and Sealife Melbourne.  Carer card holders also get concession entry into all four Zoos Victoria sites (if your child has the Child Disability Allowance Health Care Card, then as the carer, you’ll get free entry into Zoos Victoria).

To find out about other money-saving options with your Carer Card, there’s a discount directory where you can find the full list of participating outlets and available discounts.

It’s worth noting that the information on these discounts was correct as of March 2024, and things may change.

How to get a Carer Card

If you don’t already have one, the Carer Card, also called the “we care” card, is pretty easy to apply for. You’re eligible if you receive the Carer Payment or the Carer Allowance, and even if you don’t get these payments, your GP can fill in the form and confirm that you are a carer.

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