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C38/2005 National Office Issue of the 2006 Transport Concession Card (TC1) for New South Wales and Victoria


DATE OF ISSUE:  25 October 2005

National Office Issue of the 2006 Transport Concession Card (TC1) for New South Wales and Victoria


This Departmental Instruction provides information on:

  •     the National issuing of the 2006 TC1s;
  •     arrangements for ongoing daily issuing of TC1s; and
  •     procedures for applying for replacement cards and/or travel vouchers.


War widows/widowers who are not in receipt of service pension, income support supplement or social security age pension paid by DVA or Centrelink  are eligible to receive a TC1 if they live in the following states:

  •   New South Wales; and
  •   Victoria (except World War 1 war widows/widowers who receive a Gold Travel Medallion for free public transport travel issued by the Victorian State Transport Authority).

The TC1 provides state funded travel concessions.

The Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia do not offer TC1 cards.  However, war widows/widowers may still be eligible for travel concessions through their DVA Gold Card, CSHC or Transport Passes.

National Office Role

The National Office coordinates the bulk mail out of the TC1s for New South Wales and Victoria.

What has changed
  • Text and formatting changes to the 2006 stock;
  • Postcode ranges and border town post codes have been updated in line with the latest version issued by Australia Post.

Overview of exercise

The approximate number of the TC1 cards and carriers to be produced for the annual issue will be 15,939.  The state break down is as follows:


Annual Run








The following timetable provides a summary of key dates in this year's TC1 process:

This Event

Is scheduled to occur

Data extract and matching with Centrelink

19 & 20 November 2005

Bulk Printing of TC1s

21 - 25 November 2005

Lodgement with Australia Post

25 November 2005

Inserts with TC1s

A state specific 2006 fridge magnet calendar will be inserted with the bulk mailout of the TC1s.

Daily Issues and replacement cards and or vouchers/coupons

Local arrangements remain in force and the States Offices are to use discretion when issuing or replacing 2005 and 2006 cards and/or vouchers/coupons.

Distribution of blank stock for the Daily TC1s

Blank stock for the daily TC1s will be distributed to the NSW and VIC State Contact Officers during the week commencing Monday, 24 October 2005.

State Offices are to begin using the 2006 Daily stock on Monday,

21 November 2005.

TC1 State Office Contacts

The TC1 State Office Contacts are as follows:





Ian Bare

(02) 9213 7874


David Price

(03) 9284 6379

Report Problems to National Office

Staff are reminded that it is important that they keep a log of problems identified following the bulk issue of the TC1s.  Please provide the full details to Kerry-Anne Rowe.  Every endeavour will be made to rectify any identified problems.

Contact Officer

The contact officer for this exercise is Kerry-Anne Rowe on (02) 6289 6663.

Jeanette Ricketts

Branch Head


25 October 2005