Pension Concession

Cost of Living Concession (previously referred to as Pensioner Concession)

On 14 May 2015 the State Government announced the proposed Cost of Living Concession to replace the concession formerly available on Council rates to pensioners, low income earners and self-funded retirees holding a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

A "Frequently Asked Questions" document has been developed to answer questions. 

It is important to note that the proposed Cost of Living Concession has not yet been introduced to parliament but it is anticipated to be part of the State Budget on 18 June 2015.

The new Cost of Living Concession is to be sent by the State Government direct to those eligible and can be used in any way the receiver wishes.

The Cost of Living Concession is available to a wider section of community members than the old Pension Concession for rates.

Please follow link to the LGA website for further information.