Financial Assistance

Learn about financial assistance eligibility

Support for your clients

Financial Assistance aims to support clients who are undertaking treatment for cancer, experiencing financial hardship and are at risk of not participating in treatment. Eligible clients can receive financial assistance and/or referral to an appropriate internal and/or external service.

Eligibility is confirmed by a health professional following a thorough assessment of the client’s financial and social situation. Before completing the referral, please read the Financial Assistance Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

You will receive an email confirming your successful submission of a referral. If you do not receive this email, please check your form for errors and resubmit.

If health professional has submitted a request for Financial Assistance and an error or change (e.g., from fuel card to food card or method of sending voucher) needs to be made, please email so the change can be made to the application. Please DO NOT submit a 2nd online request.

Please note, approval for assistance is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of Cancer Council Queensland and subject to availability. Applications are treated as confidential.

Digital Gift Cards

We have introduced digital gift cards to Financial Assistance. Those approved for a food or fuel gift card will now receive their card by email. This will allow the client to access their gift card immediately. Once received, the client can save the card to use on their phone, or print out the card and carry it with them.

If the client does not have access to email, you can request a print-out of the card to be sent by registered post to your client (this will have a waiting period and require a signature on delivery).

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or accessing the digital cards, please email or phone 13 11 20.


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