THE TWO SCHEMES

Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.

 

NT CONCESSION SCHEME

A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.

NT SENIORS RECOGNITION SCHEME

Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

Motor vehicle registration and NT Driver Licence

Members can apply for a motor vehicle registration and driver licence concession at the Motor Vehicle Registry office by showing their membership card.

Motor vehicle registration

  • $154 concession for 12 months registration
  • $77 concession for six months registration

Only one concession be applied per vehicle.

Driver licence

  • Free driver licence renewal

Evidence of age card

  • Free evidence of age card

If you also hold a NT Seniors Card you may be eligible for a further discount from the Motor Vehicle Registry office.

Spectacles

The spectacles concession is available through an optometrist who is an approved vendor.

The concession includes either:

  • one pair of prescription reading glasses and one pair of distance glasses
  • or one pair bifocal, multifocal or progressive glasses.

Concessions are also available to dependent children under 16 years that live with a member of the NT Concession Scheme.

The concession may cover some repairs plus other costs.

Under the new scheme, optometrists will need to apply to become an approved vendor and agree to operate under a code of practice. Applications for vendors will open in June 2018, once approved, the vendors name, location and contact details will be published online.   Approved vendors will display a sticker advertising that they are an approved vendor.

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