Balance limit

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

Your card can have a maximum balance of $3,000 but you can lower this to any amount down to $100. When your balance limit has been reached, your money will stay safe in your Income Management account.

Daily spend limit

You can control daily spending using your BasicsCard by setting a daily spend limit.

The maximum amount you can spend on your card in one day is $1,500 but you can set it to any amount as low as $20. When you reach your limit, your card won’t work for the rest of the day and your spend limit resets at midnight.

To change your daily spend limit, contact our BasicsCard General Enquiry line.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022