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. Cashless Debit Card


The Cashless Debit Card is a debit card issued by the financial institution that works like any other bank card. It will access the welfare restricted bank account ( which holds the restricted portion ( of a participant's restrictable payments ( It cannot be used to buy alcohol, gambling or to withdraw cash.

Additionally, it cannot be used to purchase cash-like products, such as gift cards, where these products could be used to buy alcohol or gambling services.

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