If you are a pensioner or senior, you can apply to receive a rebate or concession on charges for local government rates and other essential services. Find out how to apply.

Rebates available

The Pensioners and Seniors Rebate Scheme provides a rebate or deferment of charges to eligible pensioners and seniors. 

Concessions apply to:

  • Local government rates charges
  • Emergency services levy

Eligibility

To receive a concession on local government rates, an applicant must own and occupy the property as their ordinary place of residence on 1 July of the current financial year.

Rebate amount

  • The rebate is up to 50% for rates, limited to a maximum (capped) amount of $750.
  • The option to defer rates may be available if the required criteria is met.

  • The rebate is up to 50% for rates, limited to a maximum (capped) amount of $750.
  • The option to defer rates may be available if the required criteria is met.

  • The rebate is up to 25% for rates, limited to a maximum (capped) amount of $100.
  • There is no option to defer rates.

How to apply

Visit the Water Corporation website to apply for a concession.

A pro-rata rebate may be available for Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after 1 July. Rebates are calculated from the date your application is received by the Water Corporation.

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