Eligible pensioners and seniors may be entitled to claim up to 50% off their Annual Rates and Emergency Services Levy or defer payment.
To qualify for a rebate or deferment, you must be an owner and occupier of the property at 1 July in the year you apply for the concession.
The following concessions are available:
- Holders of a Seniors Card are entitled to receive a capped rebate on Rates, a 25% rebate on Emergency Services Levy.
- Holders of a Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card are entitled to receive up to a 50% capped rebate on Rates and up to a 50% rebate on the Emergency Services Levy. Deferment of these rates and charges may also apply.
- Holders of a Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card are entitled to receive up to a 50% capped rebate on Rates and up to a 50% rebate on the Emergency Services Levy. If you receive the full 50% rebate, deferment option is available on your Rates and Emergency Services Levy until your property is sold or no longer occupied by yourself. However, if you choose to defer, you will forfeit your 50% rebate. For more information please contact Rates department on 9397 3000.
No penalties apply for deferring your rates. However, all other charges including the Rubbish Charge and Pool Inspection Fee are required to be paid in full by the due date shown on your Annual Rate Notice.
Please contact Services Australia and Department of Local Government and Communities for more information about these concession cards.
How to Apply
The Water Corporation will automatically send your application to the City.
If you are entitled to the pensioner or senior concessions, RevenueWA will reimburse the City for the rebate amount on your rates. For example, you are required to pay your portion of the Rates and Emergency Services Levy to the City as advised on your Rate Notice, and RevenueWA will then pay the remainder.
Your portion of the rates must be paid by 30 June each year to be eligible for this concession.
If you have any queries or need help with your concessions, call our friendly staff on 9397 3000.