Pensioners and Seniors

All rebates to pensioners and seniors under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 are funded by the Government of Western Australia.

It is important to note that this year the State Government has set a maximum rate rebate for both Seniors and Pensioners:

  • Maximum rebate for Seniors in the 2017/81 financial year is $100.00.
  • Maximum rebate for Pensioners in the 2017/18 financial year is $750.00.

A rebate is only applicable to the rates and ESL components of your rates and charges.

All other charges must be paid in full by the due date.

To be eligible to make a claim for a rebate, under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 you must:

  • Hold a relevant card issued by the appropriate government department.
  • Be the owner or co-owner of the property.
  • Occupy the property as your ‘ordinary place of residence’ on or before 1 July of the rating year applied in.

You may only claim a rebate on one property.

If eligible you may be entitled to claim a rebate of:

Up to 50% (subject to a capped amount of $750.00 for rates) for Pensioners.

Up to 25% (subject to a capped amount of $100.00 for rates) for Seniors.