Rates Pensioner Rebates

Pensioner Rebates

If you are a pensioner and hold a current Pensioner Concession Card and are liable for rates and charges on your property and your rebate has not been automatically deducted, you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. The property must also be your sole or principal place of residence.

To apply for this rebate for the first time you should complete and return the Pensioner Concession Application form (see below) together with a photocopy of your Pensioner Concession Card to The Hills Shire Council - completed forms can be scanned and emailed to council@thehills.nsw.gov.au, posted to PO Box 7064, Norwest NSW 2153, faxed to 9843 0409 or delivered in person to 3 Columbia Court Norwest - Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

Future rebates will be fully automated.

The rebate varies from one property to another and will be calculated at the time the application is made. The rebate for a full year from 1 July to 30 June will be based on 50% of the rate levy to a maximum of $250. Pro rata rebates are available and will be calculated for each full quarter following the quarter in which the pensioner becomes eligible.

Eligible on or before 1 July full rebate $250
Eligible on or before 1 October rebate $187.50
Eligible on or before 1 January rebate $125
Eligible on or before 1 April rebate $62.50

Guide - Applying for a Pensioner Concession(PDF, 274KB)

Pensioner Concession Application Form(PDF, 205KB)