Pensioner and Seniors Concessions

​​​​​​Eligible pensioners can claim a rate and emergency services levy rebate of up to 50% on one property per year or may defer payment, in which case these become a charge against the property until sold or the pensioner ceases to occupy it (2018/19 cap on Rates Rebates is $750). 

No interest is charged on deferred rates or emergency services levy, however the Rubbish and Recycling charges and Swimming Pool charges must be paid each year. Eligible seniors who hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card have the same entitlement. 

Eligible seniors can claim a rebate up to 25% (to a maximum of $100). At the 1 July of each rating year applicants must:​

  • own and occupy property as his/her 'ordinary place of residence at 1st July of each financial year;
  • receive a pension and hold a Pensioner Concession Card or State Seniors Card​, hold both a State Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card,​ or hold a State Seniors card; and
  • register with the City of Kwinana or Water Corporation. 

Applications can be registered by phoning the Water Corporation on 1300 659 951 or forms are available from the City of Kwinana Administration Building. 

Evidence of eligibility must be produced (photocopy of Pensioner Concession Card with current address). Concessions only apply once your application is received and registered.

Where land belongs to a number of persons, the rebate is apportioned according to the extent of each applicant's ownership of the property.

Pensioners must pay all charges other than rates and emergency services levy within 35 days of receiving the rate notice.

For further information, please contact the rates department on 9439 0200 or email​. ​​​
Page reviewed: 19 Jul 2018 8:01pm