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Seniors

Check the range of savings available to seniors to help make your money go further. Save on vehicle registration, electricity gas and other expenses.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Caxton Legal Centre

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

    Visit the Caxton Legal Centre website

  • 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

  • Concessional Car Parking

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

    Check eligibility

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • First Home Concession

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

    Check eligibility

  • First Home Owner Grant

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

    Check eligibility

  • Food

    Find food vans and kitchens offering free meals in Brisbane.

    More about getting help with food

  • 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

  • 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

  • Help lines, counselling and support groups

    Find information and support groups for mental illness.

    More about help lines, counselling and support groups

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Homeless Hotline

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

    More about the Homeless Hotline

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MoneySmart

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

    Visit the MoneySmart website

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • QSTARS

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

    More about QSTARS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Queensland Zero Emission Vehicle Rebate Scheme

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

    Check eligibility

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Showers and washing

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

    More information

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spectacle Supply Scheme

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

    Check eligibility

  • 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

  • Support from charities

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

    More about support from charities

  • 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

  • Transcript Fee Waiver (Financial Hardship)

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

    Check eligibility

  • 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

  • Vehicle and Boat Registration

    A range of concessions are available that can reduce the cost of registering a vehicle or boat in Queensland for eligible Queenslanders.

    Check eligibility

Last updated: 
13 June 2023