Pensioner Concession

Council provides a rate reduction to eligible pensioners under Sections 575 and 582 of the Local Government Act. Eligible pensioners are entitled to a rebate of 50% of their combined rates and domestic waste charges, up to a maximum of $250 of which 55% is government funded and 45% Council funded. The granting of the Statutory Pensioner Rebate to eligible pensioners is limited to the current financial year and back dated to the previous financial year only (where relevant).

In addition to the Statutory Pensioner Rebate, Council will grant a Voluntary Pensioner Rebate to a maximum of $100, offset against the Domestic Waste Management Charge. This voluntary rebate will apply to pensioners who are eligible for the Statutory Rebate. It will be granted to all eligible pensioners on the same basis as the Statutory Pensioner Rebate. The granting of the Council’s Voluntary Pensioner Rebate to eligible pensioners will be assessed annually. 

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You must be an eligible pensioner.
  2. You must occupy the dwelling for which a concession is sought as your sole or principal place of living.
  3. Evidence of eligibility will be required.
  4. Persons who become or cease to be eligible pensioners during the year will receive a concession proportionate to the number of full quarters in which they are an eligible pensioner.

Apply Now

To apply, complete the application form(PDF, 305KB) or call Customer Service on 9952 8222 for further information.