Pensioners who are the registered owner/s or life tenant/s of their principal place of residence (and be used for residential purposes only) and who hold a Queensland Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink, the Department of Veteran Affairs, or the Queensland Repatriation Health Card - For All Conditions, issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs (see approved cards below), may be entitled to receive Council and State Government remissions on their rates. The property address for which a rate concession is sought must be the same as the address on the applican'ts pension card.
Pensioners who have previously received a rebate are not require to re-submit an application each year unless their circumstances have changed. Should circumstances change throughout the year, it is the responsibility of the pensioner to contact Council to advise of the changes. In the event a pensioner concession is claimed and later verified as incorrect, an account will be sent to the owner of the property for the amount claimed.
A new application must be lodged with Council if you change your address (i.e. buy another house within the region as the pensioner details are not automatically transferred to the new property).
Where applicable, the Urban Fire Levy Remission is added to the State Government Remission on the Rate Notice.
An Application for a Pensioner Remission will need to be completed (which is available from Council Offices) and returned to Council with the pension card for verification.
Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "TPI"
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "War Widow"
Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Health Care Card
Seniors Business Discount Card
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Specific Conditions Card