Queensland State Government Assistance Programs

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Energy and Water

Pensioners’ Power Bills: more cash back for pensioners with the rebate increase from July 1. For information call 13 13 04.

Electricity Life Support Scheme: financial assistance to seriously ill people using home based life support systems. For more information call 13 13 04.

South East Queensland Pensioner Water Subsidy Scheme: up to $100 cash back for eligible pensioners. Call 13 13 04.

Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme: provides one off emergency assistance to low income households to pay their current electricity account. Call 1300 654 322.

Public Transport and Roads

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Half Price Travel for Pensioners and Students: using bus, train and ferry services in South East Queensland. Call 13 12 30.

Half Price Car and Boat Registration for Pensioners: Call 13 23 80.

Discount Taxi Travel for people with a Disability: Taxi Subsidy Scheme aims to improve the mobility or people with a severe disability. A 50% subsidy to a maximum of $25 per trip is available. Call 1300 134 755. www.qld.gov.au/disability/out-and-about/taxi-subsidy

Vision Impairment Travel Pass: provides free travel on all participating urban public transport services to people certified as legally blind. Vision Impairment Travel Pass hotline: 1300 134 755. www.qld.gov.au/disability/out-and-about/vision-impairment-travel-pass

Medical and Disability

Free dental: free dental including the provision of dentures is available at public clinics and hospitals. eg: Brisbane Dental Hospital: 07 3231 3777.

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme: provides access to subsidy funding for the provision of aids and equipment to eligible QLD residents with disabilities. For Brisbane call: 07 3136 3636. www.health.qld.gov.au/mass

Spectacles Supply Scheme: provides free basic prescription spectacles to eligible QLD residents. Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/spectacles.asp

Home and Property

Mortgage Relief Loan: short term assistance available up to $12,000 for people experiencing difficulties with their home loan repayments as a result in their circumstances. Strict criteria apply. Call 1300 654 322.

Bond Loan: an interest free loan to assist people pay full bond on a private rental tenancy. www.communities.qld.gov.au/housing/loans-and-grants/bond-loans

Private rental Grant: Available to tenants to help pay two weeks rent in advance on a private rental property. www.communities.qld.gov.au/housing/loans-and-grants/rental-grants

Pensioner Rates Subsidy: up to $180 back to pensioners per year on Council rates. Call 131304 www.communityservices.qld.gov.au/community/concessions/ratesubsidy.asp

Home Assist Secure: subsidies assistance for minor home maintenance, repairs and modifications which relate to health, safety and security for pensioners. Call 1300 880 882.


Textbook and Resource Allowance: provides financial assistance to parents/caregivers to offset textbook and education resource costs for full time and part time students. Call 07 3237 0864. http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/grants/state/core/textbook.html

Due to continual changes in government departments, some of the above contact numbers may change over time. Please us the contact form below if you notice any changes or inaccuracies.

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