The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Objectives of the Cashless Debit Card Program


The objectives of the Cashless Debit Card Program are to:

  • reduce the amount of certain welfare payments available to be spent on alcohol, gambling products and illicit drugs
  • support program participants with their budgeting strategies, and
  • encourage socially responsible behaviour.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 124PC Objects

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