Total amount of travel and accommodation the TAC can pay

For family members visiting a TAC client in hospital we can pay the costs of a hotel or motel, air fares, petrol, public transport, a hire car or taxis up to a maximum amount of $20,820. This amount applies when a claim for visiting expenses is made for the first time after 1 July 2020.

If a claim for visiting expenses was made before 1 July 2020, the maximum amount will be different. If visiting expenses were first claimed:

  • Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, the total maximum is $20,410
  • Between 26 September 2018 and 30 June 2019, the total maximum is $20,000
  • Between 1 July 2018 and 25 September 2018, the total maximum is $11,020

Please email if you need the maximum amount for an earlier date.

These maximum amounts do not apply to parents visiting a dependent child in hospital.