Pensioner Rates Remission Application
A rates remission is available to pensioners who are liable to pay the rates on the property they occupy as their principal place of residence as at 1 July of the financial year to which the rates relate, and who hold one of three types of cards issued by either Centrelink or DVA that has a ‘date of grant’ on or prior to 1 July of the year to which the rates rebate relates.
• Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
• Health Care Card (HCC)
• Repatriation Health Card – ie ‘Gold Card’ endorsed Total or Permanent Injury (TPI) or War Widow/Widower DVA
The Local Government (Rates and Charges Remissions) Act 1991 defines the holder of any of these three card types to be an eligible pensioner for rates remission purposes.
An Australian Government Seniors Health Card does not qualify the holder for a rates remission.
Ratepayers who received a remission last financial year should automatically receive a remission this year. Please check this on your Annual Rate Notice which you will receive in July. The remission will be itemised as ‘Government Rebate’.
If you think you may be eligible for a Pensioner Rates Remission and you have not received a Government rebate on your annual rates notice, please contact us.
Please note: Eligibility of the pensioner remission is determined by the state government’s Department of Treasury and Finance.
Complete the online form below
or an application for the Pension Rates Remission can be made at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 40 Main Street, Huonville.