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Finances for carers

Being a carer can impose financial challenges. There are a number of payment options for which you may be eligible.

Carer subsidy financial services

Information on accessing the Carer Allowance, Carer Supplement and Carer Payment. Terms and eligibility criteria apply.

Companion Card

Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion' ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. Terms and eligibility criteria apply.

Carer Business Discount Card

Information on the Queensland Government's Caregiver Business Discount Card, which supports caregivers by offering discounts on goods and services to participating businesses in Queensland. Terms and eligibility criteria apply.

Carer directed support service

Information on accessing this service for support in your caring role. You can either access one-off assistance of up to $1500 to purchase small asset goods that will assist you in further education, or you can access a package, which includes a variety of assistance valued at $3000 over a 12-month period. Terms and eligibility criteria apply.

Finances for people living with dementia

Visit our page that connects you to more information about financial services available for a person living with dementia here.

Finances for carers

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.