Pensioners are eligile for a 50 per cent rebate, up to a maximum of $750, and Seniors are eliglble for a 25 per cent rebate, up to a maximum of $100.
Pensioners and seniors 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
- 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.
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.
Once you have registered, the Water Corporation will send relevant details to the City of Melville.
Concessions only apply once your application is received and registered.
A pro-rata rebate may be available from the date of registration to Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after 1 July of the rating year.