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Are you taking advantage of all your senior concessions, rebates and entitlements?

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.

Transport

Translink Transport Concessions (South East Queensland)

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

Rail Concession Scheme

Get a better deal on long distance rail travel. Available for eligible pensioners, veterans and seniors. More information

Taxi Subsidy Scheme

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

Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme

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

South East Queensland public transport concessions for interstate seniors

Visitors from interstate who hold a state or territory Seniors Card can access public transport concessions within Queensland. More information

Vehicle and boat registrations concessions

Concessions are available on vehicle and boat registrations for pensioners and seniors. More information

Utilities

Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme

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

Electricity Rebate Scheme

Helps eligible Queenslanders pay their electricity bill with a rebate of up to $341 per year. Click here for eligibility and how to apply

South East Queensland Pensioner Water Subsidy Scheme

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

Electricity Life Support Concession Scheme

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

Reticulated Natural Gas Rebate Scheme

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

Health

Oral Health Scheme

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 

Entertainment and recreation

Arts concessional entry fees

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.

Annual Fishing Permit concessions

For the keen angler, there is an annual discount on fishing permits for concession card holders. More information

Safety

Home Assist Secure

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

Emergency Management Levy Concession

A discount of 20% on the Emergency Management Levy is available for eligible pensioners for their principal place of residence. More information

For an updated list of all available rebates and concessions for senior Queenslanders, visit the Smart Savings website.

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