Country Age Pension Fuel Card
The Country Age Pension Fuel Card is delivering on a Royalties for Regions
commitment by the Western Australian Government to provide more support for the transport needs of eligible pensioners living in country areas.
Country pensioners do not have access to metropolitan levels of public transport and often have to rely on their own means to travel. The Country Age Pension Fuel Card provides eligible pensioners with up to $500 a year towards the cost of fuel and/or taxi travel from participating providers.
Who is eligible for a Country Age Pension Fuel Card?
To be eligible for a Country Age Pension Fuel Card, you must be receiving a Centrelink
Age Pension, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Wife Pension or Widow B Pension or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension, Social Security Age Pension or Income Support Supplement.
The card is limited to one per couple per financial year.
You do not have to own a car or have a current driver’s licence to be eligible for the Fuel Card.
You must be a permanent resident of an eligible non-metropolitan (country) local government area.
How to apply for a Country Age Pension Fuel Card
You must apply using the Country Age Pension Fuel Card Application Form, which is available from participating country post offices.
To find your nearest participating country post office, call the Country Age Pension Fuel Card information Line on 1300 666 609. Select ‘option 7’ to speak to a customer service officer.
You must present your Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card when submitting your application form at a participating post office.
Important note: It is important to note that your name and addresses (residential and postal) on the application form must exactly match your Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs record.
How long will it take to get your card?
It should take about four (4) weeks for your application to be processed and for your Country Age Pension Fuel Card to be posted to you with information about how to use your card.
Where is the nearest participating fuel outlet?
Fuel outlets displaying the logo
are participating in the scheme.
- Click here to find the list of participating outlets
- Click here to find the cheapest fuel in your area. Please note the fuel outlets offering the best prices on the FuelWatch website may not be Motorpass merchants.
What taxi companies are participating?
Taxis displaying the Cabcharge
or Live Pay
logos are participating in the scheme.
Please ask the taxi company if they accept Cabcharge or Live Pay when you order a taxi.
More information and FAQs
The following information is available in the Publications section:
You can call the Country Age Pension Fuel Card Information Line on 1300 666 609 for more information, including:
- Card balance
- Update details
- Lost/stolen card
- Faulty card
- Location of participating fuel outlets
- Other enquiries, including location of Australia Post outlets.
The Information Line will operate between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, for general information and 24 hours a day for lost and stolen cards.