The Australian Government Hearing Services Program provides eligible people with:
- Access to hearing services such as hearing assessments
- Subsidised hearing devices
- Aftercare subsidies
Am I eligible?
The Program is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents 21 years or older who are:
- A Pensioner Concession Card holder
- A Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holder
- A Department of Veterans’ Affairs White Card holder
- A member of the Australian Defence Force
- Are referred by the Disability Employment Services
- A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant
- Receiving Sickness Allowance from Centrelink.
Please note that a Seniors Health Card does not provide eligibility for the program. To check if you are eligible visit the Australian Government Hearing Services Program online.
How do I apply for the program?
Applying online is the simplest and fastest way to apply, however you can also apply via post.
- Visit and complete the Australian Government Hearing Services Program online form, alternatively you can download the form or phone 1800 500 726 to request one via post
- Once you have completed the application, in most cases you will be advised if you are eligible for the program.
- You will receive a welcome pack, please read the information provided and contact your preferred hearing services provider to arrange an appointment. If you provided details for an alternate contact, such as a family member or carer, they will also receive a copy of the welcome pack.
- If you have not already done so, please visit your medical practitioner to obtain a medical certificate before you visit your hearing services provider.
For more information or to find out if you’re eligible, visit the Hearing Services Program