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See all Queensland Government savings and support services available to Queenslanders.

Check the labels on each item to see who may be eligible.

Visit the links to check your eligibility or find out more, including how to apply.

  • Annual Discount on Fishing Permits

    This concession offers an annual discount on fishing permits for concession card holders.

    Check eligibility

    Concession card holdersSeniors
  • Ask Izzy

    Ask Izzy connects people who are in crisis with the services and support they need right now and nearby.

    Visit the Ask Izzy website

    All Queenslanders
  • Battery Booster program

    The Battery Booster program has now closed to new conditional approval applications. The program provides rebates of up to $4,000 for eligible Queenslanders to purchase and install household battery systems connected to new or existing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

    After receiving their conditional approval letter, householders participating in the program have up to 90 days to install their conditionally approved battery system and claim the rebate.

    More about the Battery Booster program

    All Queenslanders
  • Blue Card

    Blue card application costs will be covered by the government if you are applying for a blue card as a volunteer.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Body Corporate and Community Management Dispute Resolution

    A dispute resolution service is available at a reduced cost for parties unable to resolve disputes themselves. If you can’t afford to pay the fee, you can apply to the Commissioner of Body Corporate and Community Management to waive the application fee.

    Check eligibility

    Homeowners and tenants
  • Bond Loans

    A Bond Loan is an interest-free loan to cover the rental bond when moving into private rental accommodation. The loan is up to a maximum of 4 weeks rent, and must be repaid.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Bond Loans Plus

    An interest-free and fee-free loan to cover the rental bond plus an amount equal to 2 weeks rent for the property you want to rent.

    More about Bond Loan Plus

    All Queenslanders
  • Business health check

    Digital tool to identify changes that can be made to help businesses survive and thrive.

    More about Business health check

    Business owners and primary producers
  • Carers Business Discount Card

    Approved foster and kinship carers can get discounts on goods and services at participating Queensland businesses.

    More about the Carers Business Discount Card

    FamiliesFirst Nations
  • Caxton Legal Centre

    Free legal help for people who are disadvantaged or on a low income.

    Visit the Caxton Legal Centre website

    All Queenslanders
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee

    Supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Civil Court Fees

    Civil court fees for the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts are set below the full cost of hearing civil disputes to ensure that civil remedies are accessible to all Queenslanders.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Community Transport Program

    Support for people under 65 years of age experiencing transport disadvantage and who require transport for essential daily living activities.

    More about the Community Transport Program

    FamiliesFirst NationsHomeowners and tenantsPeople with a disabilityYouth
  • Companion Card

    If you have a disability and a lifelong need for 'attendant care support' in order to participate in community activities and attend venues, the Companion Card can help you with the costs of getting out and about with the support of a companion.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disability
  • Concessional Car Parking

    Concessional car parking is available to eligible patients and their carers at some Queensland hospitals.

    Check eligibility

    Concession card holdersPeople with a disabilitySeniors
  • Concessions for veterans

    Information for veterans and their families about financial and legal support services and concessions available to veterans.

    More about concessions for veterans

    Veterans
  • Consumer advice for First Nations peoples

    Advice about consumer rights and money management for First Nations peoples.

    More consumer advice for First Nations peoples

    First Nations
  • Cost of Living Rebate

    Eligible Queenslanders will receive a Cost of Living Rebate on their electricity bill in 2023–24 and 2024–25.

    More about the Cost of Living Rebate

    All Queenslanders
  • Early Years Places

    Access a range of early childhood activities and support, including playgroup, early childhood education and care, health services, and family and parenting support.

    More about Early Years Places

    Families
  • ecoBiz Queensland

    Free program for small to medium businesses to help businesses save money and increase efficiencies on energy, water and waste bills.

    More about ecoBiz Queensland

    Business owners and primary producers
  • Electricity Life Support Concession Scheme

    Electricity life support concession for eligible people who are seriously ill and use a home-based oxygen concentrator or kidney dialysis machine.

    This scheme currently provides eligible applicants with:

    • $975.60 per year for each oxygen concentrator, or
    • $653.34 per year for each kidney dialysis machine you use.

    More about the Electricity Life Support Concession Scheme

    People with a disabilitySeniors
  • Electricity Rebate Scheme

    Queensland pensioners and seniors may be eligible for an annual rebate of $372.20 on their electricity bill. Customers must apply for their rebate through their electricity provider.

    More about the Electricity Rebate Scheme

    Asylum seekersConcession card holdersHomeowners and tenantsPensionersSeniors
  • Emergency Management Levy

    The Emergency Management Levy (EML) is applied to all Queensland property via council rates to ensure there is a sustainable funding base for fire and emergency services when Queenslanders are at risk during emergencies such as floods, cyclones, storms as well as fire and accidents.

    Check eligibility

    Seniors
  • Emergency Relief Program

    Support such as food vouchers or parcels, vouchers for essential items, or contributions towards third-party accounts such as utility bills, for vulnerable Queenslanders in financial crisis.

    More about emergency relief

    All Queenslanders
  • FairPlay vouchers

    Vouchers of up to $150 for membership, registration or participation fees to help children from low-income families to participate in physical activity with registered providers.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Family payments and support

    A range of government benefits and payments are available to help families with the costs of bringing up children. 

    More about family payments and support

    Families
  • Fee free TAFE

    Free training is available to eligible Queenslanders to study priority skill sets, certificates or diplomas at TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity.

    More about fee free TAFE

    All Queenslanders
  • Financial help for First Nations students

    Financial help is available for high school students to complete their senior studies and for students who are studying at TAFE or university.

    More about financial help for First Nations students

    First Nations
  • Financial planning and budgets

    Find out how to make a budget, save money, and check if you need financial advice.

    More about financial planning and budgets

    All Queenslanders
  • First Home Concession

    Provides a concession to reduce the cost of buying your first home.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • First Home Owner Grant

    Provides a grant to help home buyers to get their first new home sooner.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Food

    Find food vans and kitchens offering free meals in Brisbane.

    More about getting help with food

    All Queenslanders
  • Free and subsidised training

    Get qualified for less, with free and subsidised courses and apprenticeships for priority skills in Queensland.

    More about free and subsidised training

    All Queenslanders
  • Fuel price reporting apps and websites

    Access fast and free updates on real-time fuel prices direct to your phone using apps and websites that have signed up to receive data under the fuel price reporting scheme.

    More about fuel reporting apps and websites

    All Queenslanders
  • Help lines, counselling and support groups

    Find information and support groups for mental illness.

    More about help lines, counselling and support groups

    All Queenslanders
  • Helping Hand Headlease

    Help for people who can afford and sustain a private rental tenancy but cannot access the private rental market for various reasons, such as having a limited rental history.

    More about Helping Hand Headleases

    All Queenslanders
  • Helping seniors secure their homes

    If you're a homeowner aged 60 years or over, you may be eligible for a subsidy to make security improvements to your home.

    More about securing your home

    Seniors
  • Higher Level Skills

    This program helps individuals gain the higher-level skills and qualifications required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Home Assist Secure

    Home Assist Secure (HAS) provides critical home maintenance services to people aged 60 years or over, or people of any age who have a disability.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disabilitySeniors
  • Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme

    The Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme provides one-off emergency assistance of up to $720 every 2 years. It helps low income households experiencing a short–term financial crisis who are unable to pay their current electricity or reticulated natural gas account. Customers must apply through their energy provider.

    More about the Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme

    Concession card holdersHomeowners and tenants
  • Homeless Hotline

    Phone information and referral service for people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

    More about the Homeless Hotline

    All Queenslanders
  • ICT Subsidy

    Funding to help families offset the cost of computer equipment and internet access for students enrolled in a State School of Distance Education.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Living Away From Home Allowances Scheme

    The Living Away From Home Allowances Scheme (LAFHAS) supports eligible Queensland families whose children need to live away from home to attend a state school or an accredited non-state school.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Looking for work

    Access employment and training support programs to help you find a job, choose or change careers and gain new skills.

    More about looking for work

    All Queenslanders
  • Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme

    This scheme provides funding for medical aids and equipment to eligible Queensland residents who have a permanent and stabilised condition or a disability.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disabilitySeniors
  • Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme

    The Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme helps with electricity costs for people who have a chronic medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, autonomic system dysfunction, significant burns or a severe inflammatory skin condition, which is aggravated by changes in temperature.

    More about the Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme

    Asylum seekersConcession card holdersPensionersPeople with a disabilitySeniorsVeterans
  • Mentoring for Growth

    Free access to industry experts from across Queensland who can provide insights, options and suggestions to help improve businesses.

    More about Mentoring for Growth

    Business owners and primary producers
  • Money management for young people

    Useful advice to help young people to get in control of their money.

    More about money management for young people

    Youth
  • MoneySmart

    Free calculators and tips to help you take control of your money.

    Visit the MoneySmart website

    All Queenslanders
  • Mortgage Relief Loan

    Short-term help for people who are having difficulties with their home loan repayments due to unemployment, accident, illness, or some other unexpected or unforeseen crisis.

    More about the Mortgage Relief Loan

    All Queenslanders
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme

    This is a national scheme to increase the supply of new affordable rental dwellings for low to medium income households.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • No Interest Loan Scheme

    The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on a low income access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

    More about the No Interest Loan Scheme

    All Queenslanders
  • No Interest Loan Scheme housing loans

    No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) housing loans assist Queenslanders  in Cairns and the Gold Coast who need extra support to set up or continue a private rental tenancy.

    More about No Interest Loan Scheme housing loans

    FamiliesFirst NationsPeople with a disabilityYouth
  • Non State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme

    The Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP) assists families by providing funding towards the transport costs of students attending non-state schools outside of the Brisbane City Council area.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Non-State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme for Students with Disability

    The Students With Disability program assists families by providing funding towards the transport costs of students with disability.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesPeople with a disabilityYouth
  • Oral Health Scheme for adults

    The Oral Health Scheme provides free dental care to eligible clients. This includes appointments for check-ups, preventive care, fillings and toothaches or accidents or emergencies.

    Check eligibility

    PensionersPeople with a disabilitySeniorsVeterans
  • Oral Health Scheme for children

    The Oral Health Scheme provides free dental care to eligible clients. This includes appointments for check-ups, preventive care, fillings and toothaches or accidents or emergencies.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesPeople with a disabilityYouth
  • Other scholarships and awards

    School students can apply for scholarships and awards in areas such as science, leadership or the arts.

    More about scholarships and awards

    All Queenslanders
  • Pathways Shared Equity Loan

    If you're a tenant in government-owned housing but can't afford to buy the home you're renting, this loan lets you enter into a partnership with us to buy a share of your home.

    More about the Pathways Shared Equity Loan

    Homeowners and tenants
  • Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme

    Providing financial assistance to patients who need to access specialist medical services not available within their local area. The scheme provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for patients and, in some cases, an approved escort.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disabilityRural, regional and remote
  • Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme

    A rates subsidy of up to $200 per year is available for eligible Queensland pensioners to help ease the cost of living.  Customers must apply through their local council.

    Check eligibility

    PensionersSeniorsVeterans
  • Public and Community Housing

    Public and community housing is available as a safety net to vulnerable people who are assessed as having the greatest need.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Public Trustee Will Making Service

    The Public Trustee is a statutory authority that exists to support Queenslanders. It provides a free will making service for all Queenslanders and has 15 offices located around the state.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • QSTARS

    A free phone service that helps Queensland tenants understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities.

    More about QSTARS

    All Queenslanders
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

    Applicants generally pay a fee to file an application in QCAT. If you have difficulty paying the application fee, you may apply for a reduction or waiver on the grounds of financial hardship.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Queensland housing finance loan

    Help for eligible Queenslanders who can afford to buy or build a home but cannot get private finance from a bank or building society.

    More about the Queensland housing finance loan

    All Queenslanders
  • Queensland state housing loan

    Help for public housing tenants to buy the property they're renting.

    More about the Queensland state housing loan

    Homeowners and tenants
  • Queensland Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme

    Eligible Queenslanders can access up to $6000 on an eligible new zero emission vehicle.

    Check eligibility

    All QueenslandersBusiness owners and primary producers
  • Rail Concession Scheme

    Improving the affordability of long distance and urban rail services for eligible pensioners, veterans, seniors, and current and past rail employees with 25 years of service.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disabilitySeniorsYouth
  • Regional Public Transport Concessions

    Concessions are available for eligible people in regional Queensland including children and students.

    Check eligibility

    Rural, regional and remoteYouth
  • Regional Public Transport Concessions

    Concessional fares of 50% off on regional Translink and qconnect, and regional ferry services are available for eligible people including seniors, pensioners, veterans, and people with a disability.

    Check eligibility

    All QueenslandersRural, regional and remote
  • Rental Grants

    A Rental Grant is a once only, non-repayable, grant equivalent to the amount of 2 weeks rent to help households in housing crisis meet some of the costs of moving into private rental accommodation.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Rental Security Subsidy

    Help for Queenslanders who are faced with short-term financial barriers which make it difficult to pay their rent and sustain a tenancy in the private rental market.

    More about the Rental Security Subsidy

    All Queenslanders
  • RentConnect Tenancy Assist

    Help for capable tenants to overcome short-term tenancy problems and strengthen their skills to maintain their private rental home.

    More about RentConnect Tenancy Assist

    All Queenslanders
  • Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate Scheme

    Queensland pensioners and seniors may be eligible for an annual rebate of $86.75 on their reticulated natural gas bill. Rebates are automatically deducted from your bill. Customers must apply for their rebate through their gas provider.

    More about the Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate Scheme

    Asylum seekersConcession card holdersHomeowners and tenantsPensionersSeniorsVeterans
  • Rural and remote support

    Mental health help and support sources for people living in rural and remote areas of Queensland.

    More about rural and remote support

    Rural, regional and remote
  • School fee waivers for dependant students of temporary visa holders

    School fee waivers are available for dependant students of temporary visa holders who are unable to pay international student fees due to exceptional circumstances.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • School Transport Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities

    The School Transport Assistance Program for Students with Disabilities is provided to assist students' attendance at state school programs.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disability
  • School Transport Assistance Scheme

    The School Transport Assistance Scheme provides assistance for eligible students travelling to and from school on all TransLink or qconnect bus, ferry, train and tram services, as well as for private vehicle travel.

    Varying degrees of support are available depending on individual circumstances.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Seniors Business Discount Card

    The Seniors Business Discount Card offers discounts on goods and services at participating outlets throughout Queensland and access to the free Senior Shopper service.

    Check eligibility

    PensionersSeniors
  • Seniors Card and Seniors Card +go

    Queenslanders aged 65 and over can use the Seniors Card and Seniors Card +go to get discounts on goods and services.

    Check eligibility

    PensionersSeniors
  • Showers and washing

    How Queensland's homeless can access free clothing, showers, and do their washing.

    More information

    All Queenslanders
  • Skillsets for Successful Tenancies—Dollars and Sense

    A free training program that develops the tenancy and life skills of people in the private rental market.

    More about Skillsets for Successful Tenancies—Dollars and Sense

    All Queenslanders
  • Smoke alarm installation reimbursement

    Support is available for eligible foster and kinship carers (carers) to update smoke alarms in their homes by reimbursing carers up to $1500 through the child related cost process.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesHomeowners and tenants
  • Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme

    Deaf connect provides specialised smoke alarms to people with a hearing impairment.

    The Smoke Alarm alerts the resident to a fire hazard through sight (flashing light) and feel (vibrating pad), with the aim they can evacuate the home safely.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disability
  • South East Queensland Pensioner Water Subsidy Scheme

    A water subsidy of up to $120 per year is available for eligible South East Queensland pensioners to help ease the cost of living. Customers must apply through their water provider.

    Check eligibility

    Seniors
  • South East Queensland Public Transport Concessions for adults

    Concessional fares of 50% off on Translink and qconnect, and regional ferry services for eligible pensioners, seniors, veterans, people with a disability and others help make public transport more affordable.

    Check eligibility

    PensionersPeople with a disabilitySeniorsVeteransYouth
  • South East Queensland Public Transport Concessions for children

    Concessional fares of 50% off on TransLink and qconnect, and regional ferry services for children and secondary students help make public transport more affordable.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disabilityYouth
  • Spectacle Supply Scheme

    The scheme provides eligible Queensland residents with a pair of basic prescription spectacles, once every 2 years.

    Check eligibility

    Concession card holdersSeniors
  • Spinifex State College—Mount Isa Student Residential Facility

    Providing a residential schooling option in Mount Isa for students from the North Western area of the state whose home community does not provide secondary schooling.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Subsidised training and incentives

    Training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the provider of their choice.

    More about subsidised training and incentives

    All Queenslanders
  • Support from charities

    Find charity organisations that provide support directly to families in need.

    More about support from charities

    All Queenslanders
  • SwimStart vouchers

    Vouchers up to $150 which can be used towards swimming lessons for 0 to 4 year olds with a registered SwimStart activity provider.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Taxi Subsidy Scheme

    Provides a 50% concession fare up to a maximum subsidy of $30 per trip for eligible Queenslanders with severe disabilities.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disability
  • Teaching scholarships and grants

    Financial support, access to unique teaching experiences and permanent employment as a teacher through a number of scholarships and grants.

    More about teaching scholarships and grants

    All Queenslanders
  • Textbook and Resource Allowance

    Help for parents of secondary school age students attending state and approved non-state schools and children registered in home education of equivalent age to contribute towards the cost of textbooks and learning resources.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Training Certificates & Apprenticeships

    This program provides funding directly to Skills Assure Suppliers (SAS) for the delivery of accredited entry-level training to apprentices and trainees.

    Check eligibility

    FamiliesYouth
  • Transcript Fee Waiver (Financial Hardship)

    The Queensland Courts facilitate and manage the digital recording and transcription of Queensland Courts proceedings.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • Transcript Fee Waiver (Victim of a Personal Offence)

    The Queensland Courts facilitate and manage the digital recording and transcription of Queensland Courts proceedings.

    Check eligibility

    All Queenslanders
  • TransLink Access Pass

    Translink Access Pass holders can travel on all TransLink services (excluding Airtrain) and regional qconnect bus services for free.

    Check eligibility

    People with a disability
Last updated: 
13 June 2023