Pensioner Remissions & Concessions
General rates: Council offers eligible owner-occupiers on a maximum rate pension, a remission of up to $326.40 per year and non-maximum pensioners a remission of up to $163.20 per year.
Garbage charges: Council offers eligible pensioners on a maximum rate pension, a remission of up to 10% per year and non-maximum rate pensioners a remission of up to 5% per year.
State government pensioner subsidy
The Queensland Government also provides a 20% subsidy on rates and charges to a maximum of $200 per year as well as a 20% subsidy on the State Emergency Levy. The Queensland Government's Pensioner Water Subsidy Scheme provides an annual subsidy up to a maximum of $120 off the cost of water utility (water access and volumetric usage) charges. This subsidy is provided to eligible pensioner ratepayers residing in the South-East Queensland Water Grid area.
To be eligible for a remission on rates the ratepayer must be the owner/part owner or life tenant* of the property, live on the property permanently and have one of the following:
- A current Queensland Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card.
- A Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card or Pensioner Concession Card**.
* 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.
** You must receive a full Department of Veterans' Affairs Service Pension, full Income and Assets Tested Pension or hold an eligible Gold Card to qualify for a maximum rate Council Remission.
How to apply
Applications must be made in person at the Council's Customer Service Centres. Please present your current pension concession card and rate notice when making your application.
Your concession card must indicate the address of the property for which the application is being made. Applications cannot be accepted over the phone or via mail.
Please note rate remissions are not retrospective or pro-rata and are dependent on the Card Start date printed on your concession card and / or the date of purchase of the property. The remission is allowable on only one property at any one time.Pensioners should be further advised, it is their responsibility to keep Council up to date with changes to their pension details
Recently changed address
If you have recently sold and bought another property within Logan City and previously received a remission on your former residence, you will need to apply for a rate remission on your new residence as remissions are not automatically transferred from one residence to another if you relocate.
Further contact information
Logan City Council
Phone: 07 3412 4461
Phone: 13 10 21
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Phone: 13 32 54
Department of Communities
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
|Card Name||Card Example|
|Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card|
Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card
|Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card|
|Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "TPI"|
|Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card "War Widow"|
|Card Name||Card Example|
|Centrelink Commonwealth Seniors Health Card|
|Health Care Card|
|Seniors Business Discount Card|
|Department of Veterans' Affairs Specific Conditions Card|