Concessions are available to eligible pensioners on their council rates, including:

  • $250 on ordinary council rates and charges for domestic waste management services
  • $87.50 on annual water rates and charges (where the service is provided by council)
  • $87.50 on annual sewerage rates and charges (where the service is provided by council).

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • the holder of one of the following:
    • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
    • DVA Gold Card embossed with ‘TPI’ (Totally Permanently Incapacitated)
    • DVA Gold Card embossed with ‘EDA’ (Extreme Disablement Adjustment), or
  • a war widow/er or wholly dependent partner entitled to the DVA income support supplement. If you do not have a Pensioner Concession Card, contact the DVA. They'll determine your eligibility by an income and assets test.

Note: In certain circumstances, rebates may be granted to people suffering financial hardship.

You can apply for a rates rebate at your local council office.

Last updated: 15 November 2022
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