Council provides a rebate to eligible pensioners of up to a maximum of $250 per year.
To be eligible for a full year rebate, the date the pension was granted must be prior to 1 July in any rating year. A customer will be eligible for a 75% rebate if the date of grant is prior to 1 October. A 50% rebate if the date of grant is prior to 1 January, or a 25% rebate if the date of grant is prior to 1 April. Customers who become eligible between 1 April and 1 July are not entitled to any rebate within the rating year.
When a person ceases to be an eligible pensioner, dies or sells the property, a proportion of the rebate granted for the year is written back as payable. Its the same as granting a rebate, the write back will equal the number of full remaining quarters in the year.
To obtain a discount:-
Customers are required to attend Council's offices and bring their current Rates Notice (if available) and Pensioner Concession card which will be photocopied. To be eligible, the details on the card must match the property owner on the rates notice; and an Application form is to be completed. Please remember customers who become eligible between 1 April and 1 July are not entitled to any rebate within the current rating year.
The rebate will then be calculated based on the number of full quarters left in the year relevant to the "effective date" (date of grant) on the Pensioner Concession Card. The rebate is calculated by dividing the annual rebate allowable by four and multiplying the result by the remaining full quarters left in the financial year.