National Assistance Card

Formerly known as the Brain Injury Assistance Card, the service is now known as the National Assistance Card.

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The Commonwealth Government provided funding to the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania for a project to expand its Acquired Brain Injury Identification Card Program nationally.

The National Assistance Card is a personalised card to assist people with brain injury in the community.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Identification (ID) Card Program has supported Tasmanians living with brain injury for over 20 years.

Who is the National Assistance Card for?

The National Assistance Card will be available to all people in Australia living with brain injury.

BIAT hope that, in the future, the National Assistance Card will be available to all Australian's living with disability and/or health conditions.

I have a Tasmanian ABI ID Card/Brain Injury Assistance Card. What do I need to do?

The National Assistance Card has replaced the Tasmanian ABI ID Card Program.

You can apply for a National Assistance Card here or contact us here for more information about how to transition to the new Card. Please note you will need to start a new application for the new Card.

For more information:

For more information about the National Assistance Card, please visit:

A dedicated page has been developed for people with brain injury who wish to learn more about the National Assistance Card. This includes answers to frequently asked questions. The page can be found at:

Family members and carers of people with brain injury can also find specific information at

The National Assistance Card Project is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Social Services.

Visit the National Assistance Card website