Pensioner & Concession Information
Pensioners who meet certain criteria are entitled to claim a concession of up to 50% (capped) of the current year’s rates, or a deferment of Council rates. Seniors who meet certain criteria are entitled to claim a concession of up to 25% (capped) of the current year's rates. Application by all pensioners or seniors may be made via the Water Corporation on www.watercorporation.com.au or 1300 659 951. Should you hold an account with the Water Corporation please have your account number ready.
2017/2018 Pensioner Rebate Capping
As part of its 2016-2017 Budget, the State Government announced that from 1st July 2016 that the 50% concession on local government rates applicable to eligible pensioners would be restricted to a maximum of $750.00. This maximum has been continued for the 2018/2019 financial year.
The maximum rebate allowed for Senior Card Holders has been reduced to a maximum of $100.00 as from the 1st July 2018.
The introduction of the cap on pensioner rebate and the seniors rebate is a State Government initiative and any concerns should be directed to your local Member of State Parliament.