Eligible Pensioners are those in receipt of a Pensioner Concession Card issued by the commonwealth government, state concession card holders or TPI War Pensioners. Concessions apply to water, sewerage and Council rates in respect of dwellings owned and occupied by pensioners. Application forms are available from local Council offices, Department for Families and Communities (DFC) offices and online on DFC's Concessions Finder at www.sa.gov.au/concessions or by phoning the Concessions Hotline on 1800 307 758. A text telephone service is available for people who have hearing or speech impairments by telephoning 08 8226 6789.
Completed application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted (no postage stamp required) to: Concessions, Reply Paid 292, Adelaide SA 5001.
This is a new concession administered by Revenue SA. If you are a self-funded retiree and currently hold a State Seniors Card, you may be eligible for a concession towards Council rates. In the case of couples, both must qualify, or if only one holds a State Seniors Card, the other must not be in paid employment for more than 20 hours per week. If you have not received a concession on your rate notice or would like further information, please contact the Revenue SA Call Centre on 1300 366 150. Application Forms are available from the Council Office for this concession.
Note: Concessions on Council rates are funded by the State Government, providing for equality across SA in this area.
Any concession shown on your rate / instalment notice is allowable on the condition that there have been no changes in the circumstances stated in your original application in relation to pension entitlement, occupancy of the property or any other condition of eligibility. Any changes must be immediately notified to the relevant authority and in the event that eligibility has ceased the FULL AMOUNT of the rates must be paid.
COUNCIL OFFERS A $20 REBATE TO PENSIONERS AND SELF FUNDED RETIREES
Any person who obtains a concession by making a false statement or by failing to give due notice upon ceasing to be eligible for concession may be prosecuted and shall be liable for the payment of the concession so obtained.