Rebates for Pensioners

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Inner West Council – Ashfield

Council provides a rebate of up to $325.00 per year on rates payments to eligible pensioners for properties in former Ashfield local government area. The mandatory State Government rebate is a maximum of $250.00 per year, and Council provides an additional voluntary rebate up to $75.00 per year.

You may be an eligible pensioner for the rebate if:

  • You are liable (either solely or jointly) for the rates on the property
  • The property is your sole or principal residence
  • You hold a current pensioner concession card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

To be eligible for the $325.00 full year rebate, the date the person becomes an eligible pensioner must be prior to 1 July in any rating year.

New pensioners after 1 July will receive a rebate proportionate to the number of full quarters remaining in the rating year after the day when the person becomes an eligible pensioner (Local Government Act 1993, Section 575). This is illustrated in the table below:

Date of pension being granted Rebate within rating year
Before 1 July of rating year Full rebate
Before 1 October 75% rebate
Before 1 January 50% rebate
Before 1 April 25% rebate
Between 1 April and 30 June No rebate

When a person ceases to be an eligible pensioner, dies or sells the property, a proportion of the rebate granted for the year is written back as payable. This applies in the same manner as a granted rebate: the write back will equal the number of full quarters remaining in the year.

To obtain a discount

Print and complete the Pensioner Concession Application Form  Ashfield Service Centre) (PDF 413.5KB)  and lodge one of the following ways:

In person at:

Ashfield Service Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt
Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

By mail to:
Inner West Council PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW 2049

By email to:
council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

You will need to provide your certified copies of your current rates notice (if available) and your Pensioner Concession Card.

To be eligible, the details on the concession card must match the property owner on the rates notice.

Inner West Council – Leichhardt

Council provides a rebate of up to $250.00 per year on rates payments to eligible pensioners.

You may be an eligible pensioner for the rebate if:

  • You are liable (either solely or jointly) for the rates on the property
  • The property is your sole or principal residence
  • You hold a current pensioner concession card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

To be eligible for the $250.00 full year rebate, the date the person becomes an eligible pensioner must be prior to 1 July in any rating year.

New pensioners after 1 July will receive a rebate proportionate to the number of full quarters remaining in the rating year after the day when the person becomes an eligible pensioner (Local Government Act 1993, Section 575). This is illustrated in the table below:

Date of pension being granted Rebate within rating year
Before 1 July of rating year Full rebate
Before 1 October 75% rebate
Before 1 January 50% rebate
Before 1 April 25% rebate
Between 1 April and 30 June No rebate

When a person ceases to be an eligible pensioner, dies or sells the property, a proportion of the rebate granted for the year is written back as payable. This applies in the same manner as a granted rebate: the write back will equal the number of full quarters remaining in the year.

To obtain a discount

Complete the Pensioner Rebate Application Form (Leichhardt Service Centre)  (PDF 196.1KB) and lodge one of following ways: 

In person at:

Ashfield Service Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt
Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

By mail to:
Inner West Council PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW 2049

By email to:
council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

You will need to provide your certified copies of your current rates notice (if available) and your Pensioner Concession Card.

To be eligible, the details on the concession card must match the property owner on the rates notice.

Inner West Council – Marrickville

Council provides a rebate of up to $330.20 per year on rates payments to eligible pensioners for properties in former Marrickville local government area.

The mandatory State Government rebate is a maximum of $250.00 per year. Council provides a voluntary rebate up to $54.70 per year on top of this mandatory rebate. Since 2015/16, Council has also provided an additional voluntary rebate of $25.50. This additional rebate is limited to existing recipients and is not available to new pensioners (eligible pensioners after 1 July 2015 are excluded).

You may be an eligible pensioner for the rebate if:

  • You are liable (either solely or jointly) for the rates on the property
  • The property is your sole or principal residence
  • You hold a current pensioner concession card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

To be eligible for the full year rebate, the date the person becomes an eligible pensioner must be prior to 1 July in any rating year.

New pensioners after 1 July will receive a rebate proportionate to the number of full quarters remaining in the rating year after the day when the person becomes an eligible pensioner (Local Government Act 1993, Section 575). This is illustrated in the table below:

Date of pension being granted Rebate within rating year
Before 1 July of rating year Full rebate
Before 1 October 75% rebate
Before 1 January 50% rebate
Before 1 April 25% rebate
Between 1 April and 30 June No rebate

When a person ceases to be an eligible pensioner, dies or sells the property, a proportion of the rebate granted for the year is written back as payable. This applies in the same manner as a granted rebate: the write back will equal the number of full quarters remaining in the year.

To obtain a discount

Print and complete the Pensioner rebate application form (Inner West Council Marrickville) and lodge one of following ways: 

In person at:

Ashfield Service Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt
Petersham Service Centre, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

By mail to:
Inner West Council PO Box 14, Petersham, NSW 2049

By email to:
council@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

You will need to provide your certified copies of your current rates notice (if available) and your Pensioner Concession Card.

To be eligible, the details on the concession card must match the property owner on the rates notice.

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