Am I eligible for a concession?

To receive a concession you must:

  • hold one or more of the appropriate Pensioner or Seniors Cards as detailed below;
  • be the owner or co-owner of the property or have a right to reside at the property under the terms of a Probated Will as at 1 July; and
  • occupy the property as your 'ordinary place of residence'.

Where the property is subject to co-ownership, a partial concession may apply. Pensioners in receipt of a partial concession are not entitled to defer their annual rates.

Where a 'right to reside' at the property under the terms of a Probated Will exists, you will need to provide a copy of the appropriate documents when registering.

The concessions applying to each type of eligible card are detailed below:

Seniors Card (SC) ONLY

  • you are entitled to receive up to a 25% rebate on your Annual Rates, Water Service Charges and Emergency Services Levy
  • the rebate will be capped at a maximum of $100.00.
  • the deferment option will NOT be available.

Seniors Card (SC) AND a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)

  • you are entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on your Annual Rates, Water Service Charges and Emergency Services Levy
  • the rebate will be capped at a maximum of $750.00.
  • you may be entitled to defer your Annual Rates, Water Service Charges and Fire and Emergency Services Levy.
  • the rebate will be limited to a maximum amount.

Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) OR State Concession Card (SCC)

  • you are entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on your Rates, Annual Water Service Charges and Emergency Services Levy
  • the rebate will be capped at a maximum of $750.00.
  • you may be entitled to defer your Annual Rates, Water Service Charges and Fire and Emergency Services Levy
  • A maximum cap applies on your Council & Water rates.