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.

In 2018/19, Council increased its rebate to $189.55, in addition to the State Government rebate of up to $229.40 for qualified card holders.

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.

How do you apply for the pensioner rebate?

Please fill out and sign the Pensioner rebate application form(PDF, 124KB) and submit to Council by post, fax or in person.

Please include a photocopy of the front and the back of your pension card.

Financial hardship

In some cases, we can make arrangements for eligible pensioners to defer their rate payments. Please contact us to discuss.