Pension rebates

Eligibility for a pension rebate

Both the State Government and the City of Kingston offer a Pension rebate for eligible pensioners. The types of rebates and amounts are as below:

Government rebate

Pensioners who are in receipt of the appropriate concession cards as determined by the State Government are eligible for a rebate of up to 50% of rates and charges up to a maximum of $247 per year (up $6 this year).

Note the rebate is only applicable where the property is the principal place of residence of the applicant (rental properties are not eligible for the rebate).

Council rebate

Council has increased the Pensioner Concession Rebate from $112.20 to $113.90 where the above Concession applies.

Fire services property levy rebate

Pensioners who are in receipt of the appropriate concession cards as determined by the State Government are eligible for a rebate of $50 applied to the fire services property levy.

If you believe you're eligible for a council rebate, complete an application form(PDF, 494KB) and email it to info@kingston.vic.gov.au, this form is also available from any of our customer service centres.

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) concession information

For further information regarding the municipal rates concession, or to determine your eligibility for other concessions, please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH): Concessions and Benefits.