Pensioner Rate rebates

In 2017/18, eligible Monash pensioners can receive up to $273.80 off their annual rates bill for their principal place of residence.

This includes a $223.80 State Government rebate and a $50 Council rebate. This is the third year that Council has provided an additional rebate. The aim is to reduce the financial pressures for people on low incomes. About 13,000 Monash residents will receive the combined rebate.

People who receive the rebates also automatically receive a $50 rebate on the Fire Services Property Levy, a State Government levy which is included in the annual rates notice.

Ratepayers are eligible for the rate rebates if they hold a:

  • Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card - War Widow (WW) or
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI).

People who receive unemployment benefits or holders of health care cards do not qualify for the rebate.

Do you have an eligible card? To check, visit the Department of Health and Human Services  website.

To receive this rebate, the name and address on your concession card must be exactly the same as the name and address shown on the Rate Notice for your principal place of residence.

Once you have started receiving the rebate, you do not need to re-apply each year. Unless your eligibility to receive the concession changes, the rebate will simply be taken off your Rate Notice until further notice.

To apply for a pensioner rate rebate

If you would like to apply for a rebate on your rates, please download and print this form: 

Pensioner Rates Rebate Form (DOC, 656KB)

Please complete the form and submit it to Council by:

  • Mailing it to Monash Council, Po Box 1, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
  • Bringing the form to our Customer Service Counters at the Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley) or the Oakleigh Service Centre (3 Atherton Road)
  • Emailing it to mail@monash.vic.gov.au

If you would like us to mail the form to you, please call our Customer Service team on 9518 3555.

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Last updated: 26 June 2017