The Queensland Government's Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme provides a subsidy of 20 per cent (up to a maximum amount of $200 each year) of the gross rates and charges levied by a local council.
To be eligible you must be:
- a holder of a current eligible concession card
- the owner or life tenant* of the property which is your principal place of residence
- legally responsible for the payment of local council rates and charges levied on that property.
The property must be located in Queensland and the subsidy is allowable on only one property at a time.
A new application must be lodged if you change your address.
In addition to the state subsidy, a local council may also offer a remission on a portion of the rates and charges levied.
For more information or to obtain an application form, contact your local council.
*A life tenancy can be created only by a valid Will and is effective only after the death of the property owner, or by a Supreme or Family Court Order.
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