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Council Rate Rebate

The Council Rate Rebate is a fixed concession for eligible pensioners jointly funded by the NSW State Government and Local Councils.

The Rebate is not provided automatically and must be applied for with your Local Council.

Rebate Amount: 50% of all ordinary rates and charges for domestic waste management services up to a maximum of $250. Plus $87.50 each for water and sewerage charges resulting in a maximum of $425.00


Centrelink and DVA Pensioners who are liable for the rates and charges on the property. Pensioners may still receive the concession even if someone else may jointly own and/or occupy the property. Other eligibility provision may apply.

People who become, or cease to be, eligible pensioners during the year will receive a concession proportionate to the number of full quarters in which they are an eligible pensioner.

Councils may provide special hardship rate relief to people who are having difficulty paying their rates, including those who are not an eligible pensioners.