To apply for a pensioner rates rebate complete the pensioner concession application form and lodge it with a copy of your Pensioner Concession Card.
Please pay your rates in accordance with your rate notice. Do not delay payment until after your pension application is processed as this may not be possible before the instalment due date. Once your pension application is processed, Council will notify you of the amount of rebate that you are eligible for. Any rebate granted will be reflected on future rate instalments.
To be an “eligible pensioner” you must own and reside in the property and be the holder of either a:
- Pension Concession Card;
- Veterans Affairs TPI or EDA Card; or
- Veterans Affairs Gold Card AND receiving income supplement support
Ratepayers can check with Centrelink or Veterans Affairs to see if they are entitled to a Pensioner Concession Card for the purposes of Council rates rebates.
Eligible pensioners may be entitled to 2 rebates in respect of their combined rates/domestic waste bill.
- A maximum rebate of $250. This rebate is funded 45% by the council and 55% by the state government.
- A further voluntary rebate to a maximum of $105 is funded 100% by council. You will need to have been a ratepayer in the Shire for three years to qualify.
Deferment of rates
Eligible aged pensioners may also apply for a deferment of rates deferment of rates for the balance of their account to be paid when the property is sold, passed to estate or on termination of a pension concession card.
If you have been previously eligible, the amount will be already deducted on your rate notice.
State Government rebates
If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500 from the NSW State Government.
For more information on this please visit the ServiceNSW website Apply for the small business fees and charges rebate | Service NSW.
Policies and documents
Pensioner Rates Policy
Pensioner Rate Concession Application
Rates Statutory Declaration General
Reinstatement of Pensioner Concession Rebate
Enquiries can be directed to Rates Hotline on 9710 0585 or