Applying for a Carer Business Discount Card

Carers make an important contribution to the lives of the people they care for and the communities in which they live.

The Queensland Government's Carer Business Discount Card recognises and supports carers, including approved  foster and kinship carers, by providing discounts on goods and services at participating businesses throughout Queensland.


To be eligible for a Carer Business Discount Card, you must:

  • Be approved as a foster or kinship carer by the Queensland Government Department Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, or
  • Be a resident of Queensland whose Queensland residential address is registered with Centrelink and who receives the Centrelink Carer Payment or Carer Allowance*.

*For more details about the Carer Payment or Carer Allowance, contact Centrelink.

How to apply

Foster and kinship carers do not need to apply. You will automatically receive a Carer Business Discount Card shortly after being approved as foster or kinship carer.

All other eligible carers can apply:


Fill out the online Carer Business Discount Card application form.

By post

Print and complete the application form, then post it to the address listed on the form:

By phone

Call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) to complete your application over the phone.

Over the counter

Visit a Queensland Government Service Counter.

Proof of ID

You will need to provide your Centrelink customer reference number (CRN).