Seniors Enquiry Line has access to a number of useful publications which can be forwarded to interested seniors. These range from promotional items about Seniors Enquiry Line, Elder Abuse Line and Time for Grandparents Program, to booklets about concessions and legal services.
Promotional Items for Seniors Enquiry Line
To help us promote Seniors Enquiry Line, we have developed advertising items to ensure as many people as possible know about our service. Seniors Enquiry Line can provide:
- Information brochures that explain our service and include all of our contact details.
- Phone stickers, so you can keep our number handy.
- Fridge magnets with shopping list containing all our contact details.
If you would like to receive some promotional material, contact Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500.
Every dollar counts Concessions Made Easy
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has produced the Queensland Government concessions booklet entitled ‘Every dollar counts Concessions Made Easy’. This booklet is designed to assist holders of an eligible concession card to identify those concessions to which they are entitled.The aim of this brochure booklet is to provide a single convenient publication allowing holders of an eligible concession card ranging from carers to students, veterans and seniors to view at a glance the wealth of State Government concessions available to them. Significant savings can be accessed once people know what their card entitles them to and how to apply for it.
To obtain a free copy of ‘ Every dollar counts Concessions Made Easy’, contact the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500. Click here for further information.
Seniors Card, Seniors Card+go and Seniors Business Discount Card
Locating businesses that offer discounts
to holders of a Seniors Card, Seniors Card+go or Seniors Business Discount Card in Queensland will now be easier by going online and searching on www.qld.gov.au/seniorscard The 2011-12 Business Discount Directory for Seniors and Carers lists thousands of businesses across Queensland offering discounts for Seniors, Seniors Card+go, Seniors Business Discount Card and Carer Business Discount card holders. The directory covers seven eight regions including:Greater Brisbane
North and Queensland and WhitsundaysFar North Queensland
Wide Bay / Central / Whitsunday
Darling Downs / South West QueenslandSeniors Card or Seniors Card+go is available to all Queensland residents aged over 65 and not working full time or those aged between 60 and 64 not working full time and receiving a specified Commonwealth payment, from Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs.Seniors Card or Seniors Card+go provides access to the same shopping discounts as the Seniors Business Discount Card, as well as enabling card holders to access government concessions including discounted car and boat registration, public transport discounts, and a discount on electricity accounts.All cardholders also have access to a range of free shopping services through Senior Shopper.For more information or to obtain an application for a Seniors Business Discount, Seniors Card+go, please phone
Smart Service Queensland on 13QGOV (13 74 68) or go to www.qld.gov.au/seniors/legal-finance-concessions/seniors-card/
Seniors and the Law
The Department of Communities, in partnership with the Queensland Law Society, has produced the booklet: "Seniors and the Law—Handy information for Queensland Seniors". The booklet contains information on legal matters that commonly affect older people.
Topics covered include:
Common legal disputes, Grandparents: Parenting and Family Law, Debts and becoming a guarantor, Volunteering, Accommodation, Decision-making, Elder abuse and violence.
The booklet aims to alert service providers and seniors to pertinent issues in a variety of legal situations. It also provides links to services that can assist with in-depth information about a range of legal issues.
Please note that the booklet is in the process of revision and is not currently available, please check the Qld Department of Communities web-page for this resource for updates on its availability - http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/seniors/publications-and-resources/seniors-and-the-law
Seniors Card Discount Directories
Locating businesses that offer Seniors Card discounts throughout Queensland will now be easier than ever with the launch of new regional Seniors Card directories.
The directories cover seven regions including:
North and Far North Queensland
Wide Bay / Central / Whitsunday
Darling Downs / South West Queensland
Seniors Card is available to all Queensland residents aged over 65 and not working full time or those aged between 60 and 64 not working full time and receiving a specified Commonwealth payment, a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or a Health Care Card.
It provides access to the same shopping discounts as the Seniors Business Discount Card, as well as enabling card holders to access government concessions including discounted car and boat registration, public transport discounts, free ambulance service and a discount on electricity accounts.
All cardholders also have access to a range of free shopping services.
For more information or to obtain an application for a Seniors Business Discount or Seniors Card, please phone Seniors Card 13 74 68 or 1800 175 500 toll free from Queensland country areas. Click here for further information.
Public transport for Seniors
TransLink’s Travel for Seniors brochure can help you get the most out of public transport. It provides useful information about ticket types, concession fares, where to buy a ticket, the TransLink Senior go card, travelling with mobility aids and tips for safety. Download the Travel for Seniors brochure or call TransLink on 13 12 30, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When the children arrive...
This free publication produced by the Mirabel Foundation looks at the problems and concerns associated with children from drug influenced situations and who are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Click here for more information about this book.
The State Government has launched a new range of Smart Guides to equip Queenslanders with important consumer protection information. The four guides on offer are Buy Smart, Property Smart, Car Smart and Retire Smart. The guides aim to raise the awareness of consumers when they are considering making major purchasing decisions.
All printed guides are available by calling 13 74 68 or visiting www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au.
Financial Decision at Retirement
This booklet will:
- help you understand the basics of investing
- inform you about sources of financial information
- give you information about investment products, and how they work
- explain generally how Centrelink and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs treat your investments for income support assessment purposes
- discuss some estate planning issues that you may want to consider
- provide some basic taxation information.
To find out more click here!