A reusable card that gives you access to your income managed money through EFTPOS facilities at approved stores and businesses.



To get a BasicsCard you must first start Income Management.

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Using BasicsCard

The BasicsCard can only be used in person at approved stores and businesses.

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Where you can use the BasicsCard

There are over 15,500 stores and businesses that accept the BasicsCard across Australia.

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Check your BasicsCard balance

You can check your BasicsCard balance in several ways.

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Moving income managed money onto your BasicsCard

Each payday, your regular bills are paid from your Income Management account. Any leftover money is then available on your BasicsCard.

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BasicsCard balance limit

You can control how much of your income managed money goes on your BasicsCard.

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Keeping your BasicsCard safe

If your BasicsCard is lost, stolen or damaged you should tell us as soon as possible.

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Payment and Service Finder

Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.

Start using Payment and Service Finder

Manage your money


We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read about how to manage your money

Page last updated: 18 October 2017