From March 2014, the Carer Business Discount Card replaces the Foster and Kinship Carer Card as the discount card scheme available to foster and kinship carers in Queensland.
If you are already an approved foster or kinship carer, you will receive a new Carer Business Discount Card in the mail. This card replaces your Foster and Kinship Carer Card.
If you are a foster or kinship carer and already hold a Carer Business Discount Card, you can continue to use that card – you will not receive a new one until your current card expires.
Please dispose of your Foster and Kinship Carer Card, as this program has now been discontinued.
Carer Business Discount Card sample
The Carer Business Discount Card is a discount card scheme that recognises the valuable contributions of carers throughout Queensland. The card entitles eligible carers to a wide range of discounts from businesses across the state.
All approved foster and kinship carers throughout Queensland are eligible for the Carer Business Discount Card.
Foster and kinship carers will automatically receive the card once approved as carers, and will continue to receive replacement cards when previous cards expire, as long as their carer approval remains current. Foster and kinship carers do not need to apply for the card.
The Carer Business Discount Card is to be used only by the person listed on the card. In families with two carers, each carer will be issued with a card.
From May 2014, if you have been a foster or kinship carer for two months or more and have not yet received a Carer Business Discount Card, please contact Card Services, Smart Service Queensland on 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Smart Service Queensland may contact your Child Safety Service Centre to make sure your records are all up to date.
For further information, please visit the Carer Business Discount Card webpage.
Please contact your Child Safety Officer to assist you with accessing the Commonwealth Government Translating and Interpreting Service.