Rates - Rate Concessions
State Government Concessions
Until this year, the State Government funded concessions on Council rates.
These concession were formerly available to the holders of pensioner concession cards, veterans, low-income earners, unemployed, students, and self-funded retirees. These concessions were all abolished by the State Government with effect from 30 June 2015. From 1 July 2015, the State Government has elected to replace these concessions with a single "cost-of living payment" provided directly to those entitled. This payment may be used to offset Council rates. Note that not all former recipients of rates concessions will be entitled to the new payment. To check eligibility, contact the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Concessions Hotline 1800 307 758 or at www.sa.gov.au/.
The separate concession entitlements for Council Community Waste Water Scheme (CWMS) remain unchanged. Should you be entitled to the State Government funded concession on CWMS rates this will be reflected on the front of this rate notice.
Persons experiencing hardship may seek assistance from Council; phone 08 8628 2004 for a confidential discussion or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain persons/and or organisations may be eligible for a rebate, eg community groups, health and education organisations etc. Phone 08 8628 2004 or email email@example.com for further information.
Postponement of Rates – Seniors
Ratepayers who hold a State seniors card (or who are eligible to hold a State seniors card and have applied for one) are able to apply to Council to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence.
Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of. Phone 08 8628 2004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.