Council Rates & Payments
Concessions are available for eligible pensioners. To be an eligible pensioner you must receive a pension from either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and be entitled to a pensioner concession card or Gold Card issued by the Commonwealth Government. You can only claim a concession on the property if it is the sole or principal place you live.
You need to complete a pensioner concession application form available from Council.
Section 575 of the Local Government Act, 1993 allows pensioner concession cardholders to claim rebates on their general rates, domestic waste, water and sewerage charges.
You must own the dwelling for which a concession is sought and it must be occupied as your sole or principal place of residence.
You will be required to produce your pensioner concession card as proof of entitlement prior to gaining a pension rebate
Persons, who become eligible pensioners or cease to be eligible pensioners during the year, will be granted a concession proportionate to the number of full quarters in which they were eligible.
Where eligible pensioners share ownership with non-eligible pensioners, the amount of concession will also be determined on the proportionate equity in the property.
Applying for a Rebate
Contact Council’s Rates Department requesting a Pension Rebate Application form or simply call into your local branch office with your current Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs card.
Change of Ownership or Address
It is important that any changes of ownership and address are received in writing. This ensures that the Council property records show the correct owners of the property and also the correct mailing address for the issue of the notices. Change of address notifications can be forwardedvia mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Failure to advise Council of these changes may result in penalties such as interest charges being levied.
Please find a copy of the Valuer General July 2017 Newsletter below.
Valuer General July 2017 Newsletter
If you wish to pay your rates by Direct Debit use the assessment number from your rates notice as your reference
Rates and other payments may be made in the following ways