where you can use your payment card
if you have money on your payment card, you can use it in shops that have registered with us
what you can buy with your card
There is a range of items you can buy on a Youth Service payment card. This includes:
- food and grocery items
- public transport passes
- pre-paid power cards
- education and training-related items, eg stationery
- healthcare-related items, eg medication
- basic clothing, eg socks
- basic appliances, eg electric jug
- basic household items, eg plates/plastic food containers.
how to use the card
Using your card is really easy and only takes a few steps to complete your purchase. If you are not sure how to use your card, the Work and Income website has information about how you use them.
payment card balance and transactions
You can check your card balance on MyMSD. You can also view all the transactions you've made.
If you have any questions about any balances or transactions on your payment card, talk with your youth coach.
find a store in your area
You can use your card at any store that is registered with Youth Service - but you can't spend more money than you have on your card, and you can only purchase the item that has been approved.
We've made it easy to find a store in your area. All stores have been placed under different categories:
- Baby Supplies
- Basic Household items
- Doctors and Medical Centres
- Education and Training
- Food and Grocery
- Other - which includes post shops and places to top up your transport cards.
can't find the right store in your area?
Talk to your Youth Coach if there's a store or business in your area that fits in our supplier categories but isn't registered for Youth Service payment cards. There's a form the store can fill in to request to become a Youth Service supplier - your Youth Coach might be able to help sort it.