No. Your Cashless Debit Card cannot be used to get cash from a cash machine/ATM. You will also not be able to get cash out when you pay for items at a store checkout.
No. PayPal is not approved as a payment method for the Cashless Debit Card program.
No. Buying beer and all other types of alcohol is not permitted with the Cashless Debit Card.
No. Gambling or placing bets of any kind is not permitted with your Cashless Debit Card. If you do try to gamble or place a bet online or in person, your transaction will be declined.
No. This is your Cashless Debit Card and it should not be given to anyone else to use.
Yes. Most cafés will accept your Cashless Debit Card for the purchase of food. If for any reason a café or other store is blocked whose primary activity is not the sale of a restricted good, then the store will be listed on the Blocked Merchants List.
You may be able to use your Cashless Debit Card to purchase goods and services at a store that mainly sells alcohol or other restricted goods (such as gambling products or specific gift and prepaid cards) as well as other unrestricted goods or services (such as food or accommodation) if that store has arrangements in place not to process transactions that include restricted goods. These stores are referred to as “Participating Mixed Merchants”.
No. The value of the goods purchased should be the amount processed to the Cashless Debit Card.
Restricted goods include:
- Gambling goods and services (excluding lottery tickets and Scratchies)
- Cash-like products, gift or prepaid cards that allow cardholders to access cash or purchase alcohol or gambling products
- Any other goods or services determined by the Commonwealth of Australia in accordance with the (Social Security Administration) Act 1999 (Cth).