Rate Concessions

Rate Notice Information, Change of Address & Electronic Payment (Section 5)

Rebates and Deferments

(Applicable to RATES, E.S.L. and SEWERAGE for Koorda only. All other charges to be paid in full).

The rebates to pensioners & seniors under the Rates and Charges (Rebate and Deferments) Act 1992 are funded by the State Government of WA and are capped to an annual maximum.

  • Pensioners who met the following eligibility criteria are entitled to claim a rebate of up to 50% off the current years rates, ESL and sewerage to the annual maximum.
  • Seniors who meet the following eligibility criteria are entitled to claim a rebate of up to 25% off the current years rates, ESL and sewerage to the annual maximum.
  • Eligibility Criteria - 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 a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interests and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; or
  • if a Senior, hold a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interests; register your entitlement with Council or the Water Corporation (concessions only apply once your application is received and registered).

The rebates to pensioners & seniors under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 are funded by the State Government of WA.

A pro-rata rebate may be avaliable from the date of registration to the Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after 1 July of the rating year.

 Please contact Council where you have rate arrears outstanding on the property and you meet the eligibility criteria. You may be able to enter into an arrangement that entiltles you to a rebate or deferment.

If your circumstances change - particularly with respect to your ownership or occupation of the property, or eligibility as a Senior or Pensioner - you must notify Council and the Water Corporation. Your registration will be cancelled or amended, as appropriate

Any person who wilfully makes a false statement in an application made pursuant to this section or who remains registered as an entitled pensioner knowing that they are not qualified to be so registered is guilty of an offence. Penalty $1,000.00

Rebate refers to current rates, e.s.l. and sewerage only. Service charges must be paid in full by all ratepayers.

Emergency services levy

The ESL is a State Government Levy which is required to be collected by Local Government.