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Pensioner Rebates

If you have a pensioner concession card you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. To be eligible the rateable property must be your principal place of residence. If you think you may be eligible for the rebate and it is not shown on your rate notice please make inquiries by phoning our customer service centre on (02) 6499 2222.

All pensioner rebate applications will undergo confirmation by Centrelink.

General rates and Domestic waste

In accordance with Section 575(3)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a rate reduction of 50% of the amount of the rate levy provided the maximum rebate for combined rate and domestic waste management charges does not exceed $250.00 to eligible pensioners. Of this rate reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

Water charges

In accordance with Section 575 (3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50% of water supply charges levied up to a maximum of $87.50 for each individual charge. Of this reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

Sewer charges

In accordance with Section 575 (3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50% of the residential sewerage charge levied up to a maximum of $87.50 for each individual charge. Of this reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55%.

Waste Management charges

In accordance with Section 575 (3)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50% of the domestic waste management charge provided the maximum rebate for combined rate and domestic waste management services does not exceed $250.00.


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