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State government rebate

Property owner(s) who receive a pension and who hold a Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card or hold both a Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card may be entitled to:

  • a state government rebate up to 50% off current rates and emergency services levy or forgo this state government rebate and defer these current rates and emergency services levy;
  • deferral is only applicable where a property owner(s) is/are eligible for a “full” rebate with payment of any deferrals required where a change in property circumstances, such as strata titling, ownership and/or occupation, occurs.

Property owner(s) that hold a Seniors Card may be entitled to:

  • A state government rebate up to 25% off current rates and emergency services levy limited to maximum of $269.94 and $77.50 respectively.

Eligibility for any state government rebate or deferral is subject to the property owner(s) residing in the property at the 1 July of any rating year, full payment on or before the 30 June of the rating year of the pensioner/senior’s portion of the current rates/levies and/or charges and/or commencement of an acceptable payment program on any arrears. Payments under such a program must be paid in addition to the current rates and emergency services levy to claim a state government rebate. Application for a state government rebate is to be made with the Water Corporation at www.water.com.au/apply/index.cfm or by calling 1300 659 951. Any state government rebate will be pro-rated from the lodgement date of an approved application.

Note: A penalty of $1,000 is applicable should a claim be made for a pensioner/senior state government rebate when ineligible for such a rebate.

State government rebate

Eligible state government rebate owners that wish to claim the rebate are reminded that payment of their portion of the 2013-2014 rating assessment is due by 3.00pm, Monday the 30 June 2014. Where such payment is not forthcoming then in accordance with the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992, this rebate will be forfeited with one of the following procedures occurring: 

Full pensioner or senior/commonwealth health card holders

The unclaimed rebate plus eligible rating charges and/or levies will be deferred for future clearance where a change in property circumstances such as ownership, occupancy and/or strata titling occurs. Deferment will occur automatically so no contact need be made with the City. However any pool and/or waste charges which are unable to be deferred are still required to be paid by 3.00pm, Monday 30 June 2014 .

Portioned pensioner or senior/commonwealth health card holders

The unclaimed rebate plus remaining rating assessment balance will be classified as "Arrears" and therefore will be subject to penalty interest accrual and debt recovery proceedings. Where the arrears remain unpaid, then cancellation of the rebate entitlement may occur.

Senior card holders

The unclaimed rebate plus remaining rating assessment balance will be classified as "Arrears" and therefore will be subject to penalty interest accrual and debt recovery proceedings. Where the arrears remain unpaid, then cancellation of the rebate entitlement may occur.

If there has been any change in your rebate entitlement or circumstance, then please contact the Water Corporation on 1300 659 951 or at www.watercorporation.com.au to ensure your rebate is correct and valid for 2014–15 financial year.


Contact us

City of Fremantle
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street
Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9432 9777
E info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Useful links

Water Corporation


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