The Local Government Act requires all Councils in NSW to provide a concession to eligible pensioners.
The pension concession is fifty (50) percent of the combined rates and domestic waste charges up to a maximum of $250. The majority of ratepayers will automatically receive the concession and it will appear on the annual rate notice issued in July each year.
To be deemed an eligible pensioner, ratepayers must meet the following criteria:
The rated property must be your sole or principal place of abode.
For more information on eligibility, please read the Pensioner Concession Fact Sheet.
As previously stated, the maximum concession granted to eligible pensioners is $250 per year. However, if you become an eligible pensioner after the rates are levied you may still be entitled to a partial concession.
If you become an eligible pensioner after the rates are issued in July, you will be entitled to a concession commencing from the start of the next quarterly period.
The concession will be up to $62.50 for each quarter they are eligible.
1st Quarter Rate Notice Issue Date to 30 September
2nd Quarter 1 October to 31 December
3rd Quarter 1 January to 31 March
4th Quarter 1 April to 30 June
If you have not already received a concession, you can apply by downloading the application form and complete and send to Council. If the application is mailed to Council, a photocopy of your concession card should be attached.