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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