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Essential service worker deals and discounts

It's their way of saying thank you for all the work that you do.

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Essential service workers such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, firefighters, teachers, childcare workers, carers and more have been working tirelessly to keep us healthy, safe and educated during these tough times.

To this we say: thank you.

In another show of appreciation and acknowledgement, many food outlets, car hire companies, shoe stores and utility companies are giving out freebies and discounts to frontline workers. Because you deserve it.

Here's a list of who's offering what.

Freebies, deals and discounts for essential service workers

BrandDiscountValid forMore details
AAMIFree roadside assist until 31 December 2020
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospital staff
  • First responders
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Accor HotelsExclusive staff rates
  • Healthcare workers
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency service workers
  • Volunteers
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Avis$10 per day car hire
  • Health and social care workers
  • Paramedics/ambulance workers
  • Support, disability and aged care workers
  • Pharmacist and pharmacy workers
  • Public safety and national security workers
  • Education and childcare workers
  • Supermarket and grocery store workers
  • Airport workers
  • Transport workers
  • Other workers with a letter from the government stating they are an essential service.
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Budget Australia$10 per day car hire
  • Health and social care workers
  • Paramedics/ambulance workers
  • Support, disability and aged care workers
  • Pharmacist and pharmacy workers
  • Public safety and national security workers
  • Education and childcare workers
  • Supermarket and grocery store workers
  • Airport workers
  • Transport workers
  • Other workers with a letter from the government stating they are an essential service.
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City of SydneyFree on-street parkin
  • Hospital workers
  • Childcare minders
  • Social workers
  • Emergency blood technicians
  • Police
  • Ambulance
  • Fire fighters
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David JonesFree coffee
  • Must show valid medical ID
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DiDi50% off rides in May
  • Healthcare workers with a AHPRA ID
  • Workers with a valid health workplace ID
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Fratelli FreshFree meals until end June
  • Eligible healthcare workers
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FrontlinersFree essentials kits
  • Eligible healthcare workers
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Grill'd50% off burgers at select stores until 15 June
  • Eligible healthcare workers
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Hobart City CouncilFree parking in Argyle Street carpark
  • Critical COVID-19 response team members
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Hungry JacksFree drinks until 31 May 2020
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • General practitioners
  • Medical specialists
  • Allied health workers
  • Pathology, aged care and home care workers
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Hyandai50% off scheduled maintenance service
  • Eligible heathcare workers
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iPantry20% off food care packages until 30 June using code health20
  • Healthcare workers
  • Emergency workers
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KlookChance to win an experience in the state. Based on nomination. Competition closes 3pm on 28 May 2020.
  • Healthcare workers
  • Frontline workers
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Koh Living$20 off using code CAREVOUCH20
  • Workplace and position required
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Linkt3-month toll credit from 1 April to 30 June 2020
  • Healthcare workers, including practitioners, nurses and in-hospital workers
  • Aged and disability carers
  • Emergency service personnel, inluding paramedics, fire fighters and police
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Lou Lou Lips30% off
  • Healthcare workers with an AHPRA registration number
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Madame TussaudsFree entry until 3 August
  • Healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, ambulance officers and aged care workers
  • Teachers and pre-school workers
  • Police and fire officers
  • Correctional services officers
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McDonaldsFree small McCafe hot drink or medium soft drink
  • Essential healthcare workers in uniform or with a valid healthcare ID
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Medcast and Critical Care Education ServicesFree upskilling courses
  • Registered Nurses
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Melbourne Coffee RoasterFree bag of coffee
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Registered medical professionals
  • Victoria only
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Mizuno50% off footwear. Use code THANKYOU50
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Police
  • Ambulance
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Mr GuruFree service
  • Eligible health care professionals
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NSW governmentFree accommodation
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Ambulance staff
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OptusWaiving postpaid mobile access charges for 3 months
  • Healthcare workers with a current AHPRA registered number
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Qatar100,000 free economy class return flights
  • Eligible medical professionals, must show employment ID when travelling
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RACFree roadside assistance in WA
  • Medical practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Police officers
  • Fire fighters
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Red RoosterFree quarter chicken meal
  • Frontline healthcare workers
  • Emergency services
  • Military
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Running Edge20% off footwear
  • Healthcare professionals
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SEA LIFE Sunshine CoastFree entry until 31 December 2020
  • Nurses, including registered nurses, assistants, enrolled and clinical nurses
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Share with OscarFree parking Australia-wide
  • Healthcare workers
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SistaSaidSo+30% off scrubs and fob watches using code FRONTLINE30
  • Nurses
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SizzlerFree coffee and cheese on toast
  • Healthcare workers who show their ID
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South Australia state governmentFree parking and free use of public transport
  • Hopsital staff, including cleaners and receptionists
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Spudshed5% off
  • Emergency services
  • Health care workers
TelstraPriority messaging support
  • Healthcare workers
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ThriftyFree car rental from 20 April to 15 July 2020
  • Eligible heathcare workers with a Health Department ID
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Toyota12c per litre of fuel from 18-31 May
  • Healthcare workers
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Uber10 million free rides
  • Organisations, healthcare providers and governmental entities
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VIC governmentFree accommodation
  • Clinical and non-clinical staff at public and private hospitals
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Victoria's Basement10% off at Auburn store only, until 31 May
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • NSW Health Workers
  • NSW Ambulance and St Johns Ambulance
  • NSW Police
  • Aged care workers
  • Correctional service officers
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Rural Fire services
  • NSW State Emergency Service
  • Defence Force
VodafoneGet the value of 2 months plan fee or 2 prepaid recharges free
  • Registered AHPRA members
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Wellness Footwear30% off full priced items. Use code healthhero30
  • Healthcare workers
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ZambreroUp to 20% off select stores
  • Eligible healthcare workers. Discount is at the discretion of staff.
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If you're offering frontline workers discounts, let us know in the comments below so we can add them to our list.


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