Am I eligible to receive fully subsidised hearing services?
Eligibility to the program is set out in legislation. This information is general advice only, you should check your eligibility prior to making an appointment for services.
Voucher component of the program
You are eligible for the voucher component of the program if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 21 years or older and you are:
- a Pensioner Concession Card holder (eligibility for a PCC does not include people on newstart who are single or couples with no dependents or carer responsibilities).
- a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holder
- a Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder (hearing specific conditions)
- a dependent of a person in one of the above categories
- a member of the Australian Defence Force1
- referred by the Disability Employment Services (Disability Management Services) Program
Please note that a Seniors Health Card does not provide eligibility for the program.
If you are a young adult aged 21 to 25 (inclusive) you can choose to receive services through the Voucher Program (if you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed above).
Voucher services are provided by a network of hearing services providers throughout Australia.
 For the purpose of eligibility to the program, a member of the Australian Defence Force is considered to be:
- a current member of the Permanent Navy, the Regular Army or the Permanent Air Force or
- a current member of the Reserves who is rendering continuous full-time service.