Victorian home owners with eligible concession cards can claim a deduction on council rates.
What does this concession apply to?
Council rates (on the card holder’s principal residence).
Who can apply for the concession?
A ratepayer who holds one of the following eligible cards:
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans' Affairs Gold Card (given for TPI, War Widow, EDA or POW).
How much is the concession?
50 per cent deduction on council rates up to a yearly maximum of $223.80 for 2017–18.
How do I apply for the concession?
Pensioners and holders of Veterans' Affairs Gold Cards given for TPI or War Widow
Phone your local council for an application form. Complete the form and send it to your local council.
Your local council will check your concession card details with Centrelink and apply the concession to your bill.
Holders of Veterans' Affairs Gold Cards given for EDA or POW
Phone the Concessions information line on 1800 658 521 (toll free) for an application form. Complete the form and send it to this department at the address listed on the form.
We will check your concession card details with Centrelink and provide the concession as a rebate.
Phone your council or the Concessions information line.