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Rates concessions and rebates

Concessions are available for holders of certain pension and veterans cards. JobSeekers can apply for a rates rebate. Find out how to apply and how much to expect.

Look for the 'Pensioner concession applied' stamp on the front page of your rates notice. This means the rebate or concession has already been applied.

If you receive a JobSeeker payment and are not eligible for the rates concession, you can apply for a $50 rebate on your rates for your principal place of residence. 

Fill out the JobSeeker rates concession application form and send it to us. 

Post: Rates concession application
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7 
Pakenham VIC 3810

Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

You may receive a discount on your rates if you hold a: 

  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Veterans' Affairs Gold Cards given for TPI, War Widow, EDA or POW  

The property must be your principal place of residence (you live there), and you cannot receive this concession on any other property.

The concession does not apply to Health Care Card or Seniors Card holders. Find out more at Department of Families, Fairness and Housing: Rates concessions.

Maximum concession amounts available

For 2023-24, the maximum concession amounts are: 

Apply for a rates concession

Pensioner concession card or Veterans' Affairs Gold Card for TPI or War Widow

  1. Go to Department of Families, Fairness and Housing: Municipal rates concession 
  2. Find the Municipal Rates Concession application form at the bottom
  3. Download and complete the form
  4. Post or email to us

Post: Rates concession application
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7 
Pakenham VIC 3810

Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

You can call us on 1300 787 624 and we'll send a copy of the form to you.  

If you have a Veterans' Affairs Gold Card for EDA or POW

  1. Go to Department of Families, Fairness and Housing: Municipal rates concession 
  2. Find the Municipal rates concession for EDA and POW application form at the bottom
  3. Download and complete the form
  4. Send to the address shown on the form

Or you can call the Concessions information line on 1800 658 521 and they will send a copy of the form to you.

They check your concession card details with Centrelink and provide the concession as a rebate.