Pensioner and Other Concessions
Council offers a concession to eligible pensioners who own and occupy their property as their principal place of residence. The Queensland Government also provides a subsidy to approved pensioners. This is equivalent to 20% of the total rates and charges up to a maximum amount of $200 per annum. This is determined by the Department of Human Services. This subsidy is paid by the State Government to Council to pass on to approved applications.
To be eligible for a remission on your rates you must live on the property permanently and be either the sole owner, joint owner, part owner, or life tenant of the property. You must also have one of the following:
- A current Queensland Centrelink Pensioner Concessioner card, or
- A Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card
To check for eligibility please contact Customer Service or visit us to complete an Application for Pensioner Concession on Rates form. Please note that proof of pension must be supplied at the time of application.
Once you have applied, there is no need to reapply unless one of the following has occurred.
- You have recently sold your property and purchased another within the Burdekin Shire Council area as applications are property specific and we are not able to transfer pension details from one property to another.
- There has been a change to your pension entitlement