I'm eligible - How do I apply?
You can apply for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program (the program) online.
In most cases your online application will take a few minutes to complete and you will be told if you are eligible once you have submitted your application. If you are eligible, you will be sent a welcome pack to the program.
If you are unable to apply online you can apply by
- visiting a hearing services provider who can help you apply for the program
- downloading the paper application form or
- phoning 1800 500 726 and an application form can be emailed or posted to you.
Before visiting a hearing services provider you will need to obtain a medical certificate from your medical practitioner.Your medical practitioner will need to confirm that there are no medical reasons to prevent you getting a hearing device, if needed.
For paper applications, please ensure you complete all the required sections on the form and then post your completed form to:
Hearing Services Program
Department of Health
Mail Drop Point 113
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Please note that paper applications may take up to three to four weeks to process and any missing information may cause further delays in processing your application.