Rates concessions and rebates
Check for the stamp
To see if a discount has been applied to your rates and charges, look for the 'Pensioner concession applied' stamp on the front page of your rates notice (to the right of the 'post-it' note).
Am I eligible for a rates concession?
If you hold one of these concession cards:
- Veterans' Affairs Gold Cards given for TPI, War Widow, EDA or POW
you may receive a discount on your rates if the property is your principal place of residence (that is, you live in the property), and you do not receive this concession on any other property.
The concession does not apply to Health Care Card holders.
For more information go to the Department of Health and Human Services website
How to apply for the concession
If you have a Pensioner concession card or Veterans' Affairs Gold Card for TPI or War Widow
Download and complete the municipal rates concession form and post it to us at:
Rates concession application
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 20
Pakenham VIC 3810
If you prefer, you can call us on 1300 787 624 and we will send a copy of the form to you.
If you have a Veterans' Affairs Gold Card for EDA or POW
Complete the municipal rates concession form – EDA and POWs and send it to the address shown on the form.
If you prefer, you can call the Concessions information line on 1800 658 521 and they will send a copy of the form to you.
They will check your concession card details with Centrelink and provide the concession as a rebate.
Rates rebate if you get Newstart
We also offer a $50 rates rebate for ratepayers who receive the Newstart Allowance.
To apply for this rebate, complete the form and post or email it to us