Community Program

Program 1: Household Essentials

This program assists IBN members and families with essential household bills and other living expenses.

Up to $5,000 per financial year.
  • All IBN members (subject to conditions and exclusions below).
  • Members who are sharing a household may pool their individual benefits..

Costs related to running a household or for personal living expenses.

Items NOT available
  • Fines, bankruptcy expenses, taxes or debts
  • Rental bonds and hotel bonds
  • Mortgage payments and home deposits
  • Donations
  • Gaming equipment (e.g. Playstation, Xbox)
  • Foxtel and online subscriptions (e.g. Netflix)
  • Cigarettes, alcohol and gambling (e.g. Lotto)
  • Weapons
  • Hire cars
  • Recreational vehicles (e.g. quad bikes, boats,
    jet skis).
  • Wealth creation investments such as home
    deposits, shares, bonds, superannuation, or
    other financial products.
  • Members who are sharing a household may pool benefits but may not assign their benefits to a
    different household.
  • The address for delivery of purchased items or household bills must be the registered residential
    address of the IBN Member applicant (except food and fuel).
  • Food and fuel are only available at participating outlets.
  • IBN does not pay hotel bonds or damages. Members are responsible for these items and must
    deal directly with the hotel using their own cash or card.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form
  • Original supplier quotes or invoices showing payment details.
  • Lease agreement for rent payments
Application Processing Time

Up to 10 working days once all the documents have been received by IBN.

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