A personalised card to assist people with brain injury in the community.

The National Assistance Card is available for all people in Australia living with brain injury. The Card has key information about the cardholder, their brain injury related difficulties and ways they can be assisted.
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About The National Assistance Card

The Australian Government Department of Social Services has funded the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) for a project to expand its brain injury identification card program nationally.

The project is The National Assistance Card Service.  

The National Assistance Card is available to all people in Australia living with brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania hope that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all Australian's living with disability and/or health conditions.

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Features of the National Assistance Card

The National Assistance Card includes key information about the cardholder, their brain injury related difficulties and ways they can be assisted.

The National Assistance Card can be used in any emergency or everyday situation where a cardholder needs assistance or support.

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Every National Assistance Card is personalised

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The Card is easy to access and use

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The Card contains helpful information

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Additional information can be included

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the National Assistance Card cost?

A new National Assistance Card costs $44 (including GST).  

If you need a replacement Card, it will cost $22 (including GST).

Why is there a cost for the National Assistance Card?

The cost covers Card production and helps to pay for information and education resources about the Card.

Importantly, it will ensure that the Card will still be available after the National Assistance Card Project has finished in 2023.

What if I cannot pay for my Card?

Contact the National Assistance Card Service here to discuss your options.

Why should I apply for a National Assistance Card?

You should apply for a National Assistance Card if you would like:

  • assistance to explain the impacts you experience as a result of your brain injury;
  • to feel more confident in the community - knowing  you can show your Card if you get into difficulty;
  • a sense of security knowing your nominated contact person can be called if required.

Who can apply for the National Assistance Card?

The National Assistance Card is currently available to all people in Australia living with brain injury. People who have brain injury and epilepsy, autism, intellectual disability and/or mental illness are also eligible to apply.

The National Assistance Card Team hope that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all people living with disability and/or health conditions.

Please note: As part of your application, you must provide medical documentation that verifies you live with brain injury (and epilepsy, autism, intellectual disability and/or mental illness if you have included this in your application).

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Apply For The National Assistance Card

Applications for the National Assistance Card are now available online through the secure application portal.
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