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 can help cardholders communicate their unique areas of difficulty and the assistance they may need.
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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 health conditions.

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Features of the National Assistance Card

The National Assistance Card can help cardholders communicate their unique areas of difficulty and the assistance they may need.

The National Assistance Card can be used in everyday or emergency situations 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 contributes to the Card production and helps to pay for information and education resources about the Card.

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 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.

In Tasmania the Card is being trialled with the autistic community (launching in August 2022), and people with other disability and health conditions.

The National Assistance Card Service hope that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all people living with disability and 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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