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Pension Rebates

If you are a pensioner and hold a current Pensioner Concession Card and are liable for rates and charges on your property and your rebate has not been automatically deducted, you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. The property must also be your sole or principal place of residence.

To apply for this rebate you should complete and return the Pensioner Concession Application form together with a photocopy of your Pensioner Concession Card. Future rebates will be fully automated.

The rebate varies from one property to another and will be calculated at the time the application is made.

General rates and Domestic Waste

In accordance with Section 575 (3a) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council provides a rate reduction of 50% to eligible pensioners of the amount of the rate levy provided the maximum rebate for combined rate and domestic waste management charge does not exceed $250.  Of this rate reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

Water Charges

In accordance with Section 575 (3b) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council provides a rate reduction of 50% to eligible pensioners of the amount of the rate levy provided the maximum rebate for charges does not exceed $87.50.  Of this rate reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

Sewer Charges

In accordance with Section 575 (3b) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council provides a rate reduction of 50% to eligible pensioners of the amount of the rate levy provided the maximum rebate for charges does not exceed $87.50.  Of this rate reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

For more information, please refer to Council's Pensioner Policy.