As per Council’s exhibited Fees and Charges, effective from 1 July 2022, The Hills Shire Council is now ‘cashless’ and no longer accepts payments by cash or cheque at any of its facilities.
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Under The Local Government Act 1993, Section 575, eligible pensioners can receive an annual rebate on their rates and charges.
Eligible pensioners must meet the following eligibility criteria and hold one of the eligible cards listed below:
* Issued by the Australian Government
** Issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) under the Veterans’ Entitlement Act 1986 (VEA) or Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).
War widow or widower or wholly dependent partner are entitled to the DVA income support supplement. If you are a war widow or widower or wholly dependent partner but do not have a Pensioner Concession card, you should contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) for the DVA income support supplement. Eligibility is determined by an income and assets test.
Cards not eligible for rebate
For more information, contact Council on 9843 0555 or Centrelink on 132 300 or The Department of Veteran’s Affairs on 133 254.
PLEASE NOTE: If joint owners are eligible for a pensioner concession, a separate form will need to be completed by each owner to receive the maximum rebate, otherwise only a partial rebate will be granted.
Please complete the Pensioner Concession Rates Rebate Application Form below:
Pensioner Concession Application Form(PDF, 728KB)
PLEASE NOTE: As part of your application, you will need to provide a photocopy of both sides of your Pensioner Concession Card.
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Post your application to:
The Hills Shire Council, PO BOX 7064, Norwest NSW 2153.
For assistance completing this form please contact Council on 9843 0555.
The maximum amount rebate available is $250.00.
Pro rata rebates are calculated for each full quarter following the quarter in which the pensioner becomes eligible.
The amount of rebate granted will vary depending on the number of property owners living at the property who are eligible pensioners at the date the application is made.