Pensioner and senior concessions

Pensioner/senior state government rebates

Property owners who hold an eligible Pensioner Concession Card, State Concession Card or both a Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card may be entitled to:

·         A state government rebate up to 50% off the current City rates capped for the 2018-2019 financial period at $750.00 and 50% off the current state government emergency services levy or

·         Forgo the rebates and defer them plus any unpaid current City rates or emergency services levy.

Eligibility to defer is where a card holder is entitled to a full rebate. Payment of deferral balances is required where a change in property circumstances, such as strata titling, ownership or occupation occurs.

Property owners that hold a Seniors Card may be entitled to:

A state government rebate up to 25% off current City rates and levies and state government emergency services levy capped for the 2018-2019 financial period at $100.00 and $107.50 respectively .

Eligibility for a state government rebate or other benefits is subject to the card holder:

(A) Owning and occupying the property at 1 July of any rating year;

(B) Fully paying their portion of the rating assessment on or before 30 June of the rating year;

(C) Commencement of an acceptable payment program in clearance of any arrears balances. Payments under such a program must be paid in addition to the current City rates, levies and state government emergency services levy to claim the state government rebate. 

Application for a state government rebate is to be made with the Water Corporation at www.watercorporation.com.au/my-account/i-want-to/apply-for-a-concession or by calling 1300 659 951. Any state government rebate will be pro-rated from the lodgement date of an approved application.

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.

Contact us

City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9432 9895
TTY 08 9432 9777
info@fremantle.wa.gov.au