Qld Government Rebates & concessions to Eligible Seniors

Detailed information can be accessed on-line at: https://campaigns.premiers.qld.gov.au/smart-savings/#category=Seniors

Or call the Queensland Government Contact Centre on: 13 74 68

Concessional fares of 50 per cent off for eligible pensioners, veterans, seniors, people with a disability, children and students to help make public transport more affordable.

 Contact Translink on 13 12 30.

 

Providing a 50 per cent concession fare up to a maximum subsidy of $25 per trip for eligible Queenslanders with severe disabilities. Holders of a Queensland Seniors Card must meet one of the 6 disability criteria. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 1300 134 755 or https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/out-and-about/taxi-subsidy

 

  • Rail Concession Scheme

Improving the affordability of long distance and urban rail services for eligible pensioners, veterans, seniors and current/past rail employees with 25 years of service. Contact 1300 131 722 or 1800 872 467.

 

Allowing visitors from interstate, who hold a state or territory Seniors Card, to access public transport concessions within Queensland. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or Translink on 13 12 30.

 

Saving money on registration costs for pensioners, seniors and impaired service persons. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 13 23 80.

 

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) provides financial assistance to patients who need to access specialist medical services which are not available within their local area. The PTSS provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for patients and, in some cases, an approved escort. Patients will receive fully subsidised commercial transport if arranged by Queensland Health, or will be subsidised at the economy/government discount rate (less GST). Alternatively, a subsidy of 30 cents per kilometre is paid where a private vehicle is used. The accommodation subsidy is $60 per person per night for the period the patient is required to be away from home for medical reasons and when they are not in hospital, and for their escort, if approved. A subsidy of $10 per person per night is payable to patients and approved escorts who stay in private accommodation. Contact Queensland Health on 13 43 25 84 or 13HEALTH.

 

Eligible Queenslanders can receive a rebate of up to $341 per year for electricity and up to $71 per year towards the supply of reticulated natural gas. Contact your electricity or gas retailer.

 

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. Contact Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme on 1300 443 570.

 

  • Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession

Helping people with a chronic medical condition aggravated by changes in temperature with a rebate of up to $341 per year. Contact the Queensland Government Contact Centre on 13 74 68.

  • Home Energy Emergency Assistance Scheme

Helping low-income households with a one-off emergency payment to pay electricity or reticulated natural gas bills during a short-term financial crisis. No concession card required. Contact your energy retailer.

 

Offering a 20 per cent subsidy, up to a maximum of $200 per year, to lessen the impact of local government rates and charges on pensioners, thereby assisting them to continue to live in their own homes. Contact your local Council 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. Contact your water retailer.

 

A discount of 20 per cent on the Emergency Management Levy is available for eligible pensioners for their principal place of residence. Contact your local Council to apply.

 

Helping eligible people over 60, or who have disability, with assistance to remain living in their home, either owned or rented. Free safety related information and referrals are available, and subsidised assistance to pay for critical maintenance services of up to $400 per household per year. To find your local office, contact 13 74 68 or visit: www.hpw.qld.gov.au

 

The Oral Health Scheme provides 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. Eligible Queenslanders can access general dental care, treatment involving dentures and emergency dental care through the scheme. In rural and remote areas where no private dental practitioner exists, access to dental care for the general public is provided at a concessional rate, generally 15 to 20 per cent less than average private dental fees. Contact your local Queensland Health, Dental (Oral) Health Services on 1300 300 850 or view on https://www.health.qld.gov.au/oralhealth/contact_us

 

Helping eligible people with a permanent and stabilised medical condition, or disability, who use medical aids and equipment. Contact 3136 3696 or 1300 443 570.

 

  • Hearing Services Program

Helping eligible people requiring hearing services, assessments and devices. Visit hearingservices.qld.gov.au or http://www.hearingservices.gov.au/ or contact 1800 500 725

 

  • Spectacle Supply Scheme

For basic prescription spectacles, once every two years. Contact 3136 3696 or Medical Aids Subsidy Number 1300 443 570.

 

Entry fees and ticket prices for the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and many Queensland Performing Arts Trust performances include concessional prices available for children, students, seniors and pensioners (Museum contact 3840 7555; Art Gallery contact 3840 7303).

 

This concession offers an annual discount on fishing permits for concession card holders. Contact 1300 575 359 to enquire about permits and concessions.

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