Ratepayers who hold a State Seniors Card can apply to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence each year.
Seniors must pay $500 of their rates each year but can postpone payment of any amount levied above this.
Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or dispose of. Monthly interest charges apply to amounts postponed.
Am I eligible?
Applications are subject to our eligibility criteria, see the ‘explanatory notes’ section of the application form.
How do I apply?
To apply please print and complete all sections of the Postponement of Rates for Seniors application form.
Postponement Seniors Application Form 2020-21(PDF, 139KB)
Contact the Rates Team on 08 8384 0666 to arrange a convenient time and place to discuss and lodge your application form.
As part of this process you are required to:
- provide a statement from your financial institution indicating the maximum credit limit secured by the mortgage, if there is currently a mortgage over the property registered prior to 25 January 2007, and a current copy of the Certificate of Title
- if no mortgage, provided a current copy of the Certificate of Title.
Applications for Seniors Postponement must be lodged by 30 September in the relevant rating year.
What happens next?
You must make the required payment for all rate amounts due pending the outcome of your application.
Once the application has been assessed, you will be advised of the outcome in writing.