Pensioner rebates on rate notice

Two rate rebates are offered to eligible pensioners:

State Government subsidy

The pensioner must be the owner or life tenant of a deceased estate (either solely or jointly) of the property, the property must be their principal place of residence and the pensioner must hold one of the following cards:

  • blue Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
  • blue Pensioner Concession Card issued by Veterans' Affairs
  • Repatriation Health Card - for all conditions/TPI - (Gold card) issued by Veterans' Affairs

Eligible applicants will receive a pensioner rebate subsidy of 20% off council’s gross rates and charges up to a maximum of $200.00 per annum ($50.00 per quarter) and 20% off the Emergency Management levy. 

Council Pensioner concession

  • Gold card holders are automatically eligible for this concession as well.
  • other pensioners must meet the above conditions, plus be entitled to the maximum rate of pension / full pension.

The pensioner rate concession per property is 50% off the gross rates and charges up to a maximum of $250 per annum ($62.50 per quarter). This is in addition to the State Government subsidy. 

Eligibility can only be assessed by completing the Pension concession application. 

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