Apply for a pensioner rebate on rates
If you hold a pensioner concession card or a Veteran Affairs card, you are eligible to receive a rebate on your rates.
How much is the rebate?
The rebate is reviewed each year in line with Consumer Price Index changes.
For the 2019/20 financial year, the pensioner rebate has been increased up to $235.15 (plus $50 for the fire services levy), in addition to the Council Rebate of $194.30 for qualified card holders.
To apply for the pensioner rebate applicants must be eligible to participate in the State Government Pensioner Remission Scheme.
Download a copy of the municipal rates concession application form
Fire Service Property Levy concession
Qualified card holders are also entitled to a $50 rebate against the Fire Service Property Levy.
Are you eligible?
The property must be your principal place of residence. You must also hold a pensioner concession card, or:
- Gold Repatriation Health Card - Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)
- Gold Repatriation Health Card - War Widow (WW)
- Department of Veteran Affairs POW and EDA cards.
If you have recently become a pensioner, you will need to apply to receive the rebates.
In some cases, we can make arrangements for eligible pensioners to defer their rate payments. Please contact us to discuss.