The Department of Transport and Main Roads is helping seniors to move about in their communities with: a 50 per cent concession on adult fares — for Seniors Card holders — on the urban public transport network across Queensland; long distance rail concessions on the Queensland Rail network; and the Taxi Subsidy Scheme, which provides access to affordable taxi travel for Queenslanders with disability.
Through the Department of Housing the Queensland Government delivers crucial housing assistance and support services to help seniors ‘age in place’. This includes support for Queensland seniors on low incomes to live in social housing that is physically appropriate or adapted to their needs. The government also assists seniors through the RentConnect and HomeStay programs and Home Assist Secure.
The Queensland Government is connecting seniors to tailored information and government services in one place at www.qld.gov.au/seniors. People can apply for a Seniors Card, and find information about concessions, retirement, health and home support, social connection and safety. Also, the government-funded Seniors Enquiry Line (phone 1300 135 500) provides a statewide information and referral service for Queensland seniors.
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