Rates Concessions

Rates Concession – Are You Eligible?

To receive a concession you must:

  • hold one or more of the appropriate Pensioner or Seniors cards as detailed below;
  • as at 1 July of the current financial year:-
    • be the owner or co-owner of the property or have a right to reside at the property under the terms of a Will; and
    • occupy the property as your ‘ordinary place of residence’.

Where the property is subject to co-ownership, a partial concession may apply.

Where a ‘right to reside’ at the property under the terms of a Will exists, you will need to provide a copy of the appropriate documents.

Seniors Card (SC)

  • You are entitled to receive up to a 25% rebate on your Annual Water Service Charges and Local Government rates;
  • the rebate will be limited to a maximum amount; and
  • 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 Water Service Charges and Local Government rates; and
  • You may be entitled to defer your Annual Water Service Charges and Local Government rates.

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

  • You are entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on your Annual Water Service Charges and Local Government rates;
  • You may be entitled to defer your Annual Water Service Charges and Local Government rates; and
  • You are also entitled to receive a rebate on your Water Usage Charges (a capped maximum amount applies each year).

Pro-Rata Provisions

If you become eligible to hold a SC, PCC, SCC or a SC together with a CSHC during the year, you can still obtain a pro-rata rates or water service charges rebate for the current financial year from the date you register with the Water Corporation or your Local Government.

 

Important

You can only claim a concession or deferment (where eligible) on one property in any one charging or rating year, being the property owned and occupied as at 1 July.

Where arrears of your Annual Water Service Charges or Local Government rates exist, a concession or deferment maybe available where you enter into, and satisfy, a payment arrangement to clear the arrears.