Rate concessions

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 Pensioner/Senior

To receive a concession a person must hold one or more of the appropriate Pensioner or Seniors cards and, on 1 July of the financial year, own and occupy a residential property as their ordinary place of residence. You will need to pay the due amount indicated on your notice by 30 June of the current financial year.

The deferment option is only available to Pensioners eligible to claim the capped 50% rebate.  Seniors and Part Pensioners must finalise their account by the end of the financial year.

Please note: Service charges eg. Rubbish Collection, Waste Transfer Station and Pool Inspection Fee are NOT eligible for a rebate and must be paid by the due date.  These charges are subject to legal action if they remain unpaid.

What rebate am I entitled to?

WA Seniors Card (SC)

  • Entitled to receive up to a 25% rebate on general rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate on rates is capped at a maximum amount - the 2016/2017 capping is $288.70.
  • The deferment option is not available for Seniors.

WA Seniors Card (SC) and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)

  • Entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on general rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate on rates is capped at a maximum amount - the 2016/2017 capping is $750.00.
  • May be entitled to defer general rates and emergency services levy.

Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) OR State Concession Card (SCC)

  • Entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on general rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate on rates is capped at a maximum amount - the 2016/2017 capping is $750.00.
  • May be entitled to defer general rates and emergency services levy.

How to Apply for Pensioner or Senior Rebate

You can use either of these options to apply:

  1. Call the Water Corporation on 1300 659 951 or visit www.watercorporation.com.au; or
  2. Complete the Pensioner Application or Registration Form(PDF, 123KB) and return to the Shire Administration along with copies of ALL Pension Concessions Cards.

If you would like any assistance, please call in to the Shire Administration during business hours.