NT seniors and concession schemes

On 1 July 2018, the Northern Territory (NT) Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme (NTPCS) was replaced with two new schemes:

  • NT Concession Scheme (NTCS)
  • NT Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS).

Members who were transitioned from the old scheme to the NTCS needed to confirm their details by 31 December 2018.

If you did not confirm your details by this date, your membership would have ended. You will need to reapply as a new member under the current eligibility requirements.

To apply or for more information, go to the NT Concessions website.

Read below to find out more about the schemes.


The NTCS helps eligible carers and pensioners with the cost of living expenses.

Who can apply

To be eligible for the NTCS, you must be:

  • an NT resident
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • a recipient of one of the following benefits:
    • age pension
    • disability support pension
    • carer payment
    • parenting payment (single)
    • some Department of Veterans’ Affairs benefits.

What you can get

You can get concessions on a range of living expenses including:

  • electricity
  • water
  • sewerage
  • property rates
  • garbage
  • motor vehicle registration
  • driver licence
  • spectacles.

Find out about concession amounts.

The NT Seniors Recognition Scheme supports seniors with travel, electricity and water costs.

Who can apply

You are eligible for this scheme if you are:

  • 65 years old or over
  • an NT resident
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

What you can get

This scheme entitles you to an annual payment of $500.

You can use this payment in the following ways:

  • the whole amount for one category - for example:
    • $500 on electricity or
    • $500 on water or
    • $500 travel
  • $500 split evenly between two categories - for example:
    • $250 on electricity and $250 on travel or
    • $250 on water and $250 on travel or
    • $250 on electricity and $250 and water.

To apply for a scheme or to find out more, go to the NT Concessions website.

You can also apply in person at your nearest Territory Families office.



Opening hours


Territory Families
Cascom Building 2
17 Scaturchio Street

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm


Palmerston Community Care Centre
Corner Temple Terrace and Roystonea Avenue

Monday to Friday, 8am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm


Territory Families
5 First Street

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm

Alice Springs

Territory Families
Ground floor, Mwerre House
60 Hartley Street
Alice Springs

Monday to Friday, 9am to 3:20pm


Territory Families
93 Chesterfield Circuit

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:20pm

Tennant Creek

Territory Families
172 Paterson Street
Tennant Creek

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:20pm

Last updated: 03 February 2020

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