Australian Government Hearing Services Program

Government hearing support

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.

  1. 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
  2. Once you have completed the application, in most cases you will be advised if you are eligible for the program.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Conditions apply to clients under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program