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Pensioners & seniors rebate information

The Government of Western Australia provides a rebate to persons who meet the eligibility criteria set out under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992.

Concession Eligibility Criteria

To receive a concession on local government rates and Emergency Services Levy you must:

  • Hold an appropriate Pensioner or WA Seniors Card and;
  • on 1 July of the current financial year own and occupy the property as your 'ordinary place of residence'
    To own means you must:
  • be the owner or co-owner of the property registered on the Certificate of Title or
  • have a 'right to reside' at the property under the terms of a will (provided a copy of the appropriate documents are provided) or
  • hold a long-term lease in a retirement village, park home park, lifestyle village or caravan park

The following concessions are available to holders of a:

WA Seniors Card (SC)

  • Entitled to receive up to a 25% rebate on your local government rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate will be limited to a maximum amount.
  • The deferment option is not available.

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

  • Entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on your local government rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate will be limited to a maximum (capped) amount which is reviewed annually. 
  • May be entitled to defer your local government rates and emergency services levy.

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

  • Entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on your local government rates and emergency services levy.
  • The rebate will be limited to a maximum (capped) amount which is reviewed annually.
  • May be entitled to defer your local government rates and emergency services levy. 

For further information click below:

Concessions for pensioners & seniors

Waste fee and pensioner rebate reductions

Following the Mindarie Regional Council’s forecasted 8.15% increase to waste management fees for 2018/19, waste charges have been separated  from the City’s overall rates charges to ensure greater transparency for all residents. This change has unfortunately resulted in a reduced rebate for some pensioners because the waste fee is not deductable through the State Government Rates Rebate.

Council introduced two partial pensioner discounts for 2018/19. The discount is issued to eligible pensioner households based on the amount of rates levied. This waste fee discount is automatically applied to eligible pensioner households, and is noted at the bottom of their rates notice. Further, the City has requested the State Government to consider waste fee rebates for pensioner households during its current review of the Local Government Act.