Pensioner rates rebate

Seniors boarding a busRatepayers with a valid concession card are eligible for a $175 Council rebate on their rates for their principal place of residence.

Ratepayers are eligible for the rebate if they hold a:

  • Pensioner Concession Card — issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card — War Widow (WW)
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card — Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI).

In June 2016, Council increased its rebate from $170 to $175. The rebate is additional to the State Government rebate of $218.30 and there is a Fire Services Levy rebate of $50.

People who receive unemployment benefits or holders of health care cards do not qualify for the rebate.

To apply

If you would like to apply for a rebate on your rates, please download the Municipal Rates Concession application form on this Department of Human Services website

Please complete the form and submit it to Council by:

Further Information
Rates Department
9205 5406

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