Apply for a pensioner rebate

Eligibility    

You may be eligible for a rebate if you:

  • are liable to pay the rates and charges on a property which is your sole or principal residence, and
  • have a current pensioner concession card issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

 

Rebates 

All NSW councils give a mandatory rebate to eligible pensioners of up to:

  • $250.00 off residential ordinary rates
  • $87.50 off fixed water charges
  • $87.50 off fixed sewer charges.

 

About your payments 

  • If you start receiving a pension after the commencement of a quarterly billing period and you meet the above conditions, you can claim a rebate from the start of the next quarterly billing period.
  • If you cease to qualify as an eligible pensioner, or you sell the property in which you live, you will not be entitled to receive a rebate after the end of the quarterly billing period in which you ceased to be eligible.
  • If you were granted a pensioner rebate in advance that you are no longer entitled to, it will be charged back to your rate account for the period relating to your ineligibility.