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Legal and finance

Check to see what help might be available to you, your friends or family to assist with managing finances and legal fees.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    More about the Cost of Living Rebate

    All Queenslanders
  • 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 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.

    Check eligibility

    Asylum seekersConcession card holdersHomeowners and tenantsPensionersSeniors
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Support from charities

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

    More about support from charities

    All Queenslanders
  • 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
  • Wellbeing for small business owners

    Small business support and wellness coaching during times of hardship.

    More about wellbeing for small business owners

    Business owners and primary producers
Last updated: 
13 June 2023