If you are a pensioner or senior you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates funded by the Government of Western Australia. Find out more below.
Pensioner and Seniors Rebates
Pensioners are eligible for a 50 per cent rebate, up to a maximum of $750, and seniors are eligible for a 25 per cent rebate, up to a maximum of $100.
Pensioners may also be able to defer rates and Emergency Services Levy charges, until the date your property is sold.
To be eligible for concessions under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992, an applicant must:
- be the owner and reside in the property on 1 July of the rating year
and if a pensioner, either:
- be in receipt of a pension and hold a Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card; or
- hold both a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interest and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; or
- if a Senior, holds a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interests.
Payment of Rates
To receive the full rebate all Pensioner/Seniors must pay their portion of their 2021-2022 rates by 30 June 2022.
How to register for Pensioner or Seniors Rebates
To receive a rebate on your rates, you must first register as a pensioner or senior with the Water Corporation, which can be done online.
This will automatically register you for a rebate on your rates and emergency services levy.
Once you have registered, the Water Corporation will send relevant details to the City of Melville. We will then send you a confirmation letter regarding your rebate.
Concessions only apply once your application is received and registered.
A pro-rata rebate may be available from the date of registration as a pensioner or senior who become eligible after 1 July of the rating year.