35A Meaning of financial hardship

(1) An applicant is in financial hardship only if the applicant is—

(a) the holder of a concession card; or

(b) a non-profit organisation in financial hardship.

(2) Whether a non-profit organisation is in financial hardship depends on—

(a) the nature and size of the organisation's funding base; and

Example for paragraph  (a)—
The fact an organisation receives significant government funding may indicate its finances are strictly limited.

(b) the amount of the original charge compared to the organisation's financial position, having regard especially to the organisation's liquid funds.

Example for paragraph (b)—
A charge of up to $100 would normally not be beyond the means of an organisation unless its financial position was extremely limited.

(3) In this section—

non-profit organisation means an organisation that is not carried on for the profit or gain of its individual members.

Examples of entities that may be non-profit organisations—
charities, churches, clubs, environment protection societies