Whether you’re a pensioner or a self-funded retiree making your money go that little bit further becomes an even greater priority once you’re in retirement. Here we outline all the main Queensland Government rebates and concessions and where you can go for further information.
For those in South-East Queensland, concessional fares of 50% off for eligible pensioners, veterans, seniors and people with a disability help make public transport more affordable. There is even a Seniors card +go option which is a single, convenient card with a Seniors Card on one side and TransLink senior go card on the other side. Best of all, the Seniors Card +go is FREE so you won’t pay the usual $5 refundable deposit. More information
Get a better deal on long distance rail travel. Available for eligible pensioners, veterans and seniors. More information
The Taxi Subsidy Scheme provides a 50% concession fare up to a maximum subsidy of $25 per trip for eligible Queenslanders with severe disabilities. Click here for eligibility and how to apply
The scheme provides financial assistance to patients who need to access specialist medical services which are not available within their local area. More information and how to apply
Visitors from interstate who hold a state or territory Seniors Card can access public transport concessions within Queensland. More information
Concessions are available on vehicle and boat registrations for pensioners and seniors. More information
To lessen the sting of quarterly rates, the Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme offers a 20% subsidy up to a maximum of $200 per year to assist pensioners to remain living in their own homes. More information
Helps eligible Queenslanders pay their electricity bill with a rebate of up to $340.85 per year. Click here for eligibility and how to apply
Providing a subsidy of up to $120 per year to eligible pensioner property owners in the South East Queensland Water Grid to lessen the impact of water prices. More information
Helping seriously ill people who use home-based life support systems by providing a rebate of up to $694 per annum for users of oxygen concentrators, and a rebate of up to $465 per annum for users of kidney dialysis machines to meet their electricity costs. More information
Providing up to $73 per year to assist with the cost of reticulated natural gas supplied to the home of eligible pensioners, seniors and veterans. More information
Free dental care to eligible clients and their dependents who possess a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Queensland Seniors Card, or Commonwealth Seniors Card. More information
Get your hit of arts and culture with entry fees and ticket prices for the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and many Queensland Performing Arts Trust performances available at concessional prices for seniors and pensioners. Prices available at the time of booking through QTix or at the box office.
For the keen angler, there is an annual discount on fishing permits for concession card holders. More information
The Home Assist Secure Scheme helps eligible people over 60, or who have a disability, with assistance to remain living in their home, either owned or rented with free safety-related information and referrals along with subsidised assistance to pay for critical maintenance, repairs and minor modifications. More information