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C19/2009 Bulk Issue of 2010 NSW Transport Concession Card (TC1) and VIC Free Travel Voucher

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DATE OF ISSUE:  1 December 2009

Bulk Issue of 2010 NSW Transport Concession Card (TC1) and VIC Free Travel Voucher

Replaced by DI No.

C23/2010

Amends DI No.

N/A

Replaces DI No.

C29/2008

Purpose

This Departmental Instruction provides information on:

  • the bulk issue of the 2010 New South Wales Transport Concession Card (TC1);
  • the bulk issue of the Victorian War Widow/Widower Free Travel Voucher; and
  • arrangements for daily issues.

Background

NSW Transport Concession Card

The TC1 provides state funded travel concessions and is issued by DVA on behalf of the New South Wales Government.  New South Wales is now the only state to issue the TC1.

The TC1 is issued to war widow/widowers who are not in receipt of service pension, income support supplement or social security age pension paid by DVA or Centrelink and reside in New South Wales.

VIC Free Travel Voucher

The Free Travel Voucher is issued to war widow/widowers who are not in receipt of service pension, income support supplement or social security age pension paid by DVA or Centrelink and reside in Victoria.

War widows/widowers residing in other states may be eligible for state transport concessions through their DVA Gold Card, CSHC or other transport passes.

Valid

Both the NSW TC1 and Victorian War Widow/Widower Free Travel Voucher are valid from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2010.

Numbers

The approximate numbers to be produced from the bulk issue are:

NSW TC18,587

VIC Free Travel Voucher6,116

Dates

The following dates apply to the 2010 annual bulk issue:

Task

Date

Production data extract

28 Nov 2009

Printing, enveloping and lodgement

7 Dec – 11 Dec 2009

Final lodgement with Australia Post

11 Dec 2009

Reports

Reports were provided to the contacts on 30 November 2009.

Inserts

A 2010 fridge calendar magnet will be inserted with the bulk issue of the NSW TC1 and the VIC Free Travel Voucher.

Daily Issues

The 2010 daily stock supplies have been sent to the contact officers.

The 2010 NSW TC1 Cards can be used immediately.

The 2009 and 2010 VIC Free Travel Voucher should be issued to those eligible until 31 December 2009.  From 1 January 2010 only the 2010 voucher is to be issued.

Any remaining 2009 stock should be returned to Sam Powell.

Location Contacts

The location contacts for the bulk issue are:

NSW TC1Sue Cooney

VIC free travel voucherDaniel Luba

Project Coordinator

The project coordinator for the bulk issue is:

Sam Powell

Income Support

17th Floor

Lovett Tower

Canberra ACT 2606

Ext:  16592

Email:  sam.powell@dva.gov.au

John Sadeik

National Manager

Income Support

1 December 2009