Postponement of rates for seniors

The council has recognised the effect that valuation increases have had on the amount of rates paid by some senior residents. Our rating policy provides the ability for state Seniors Card holders to postpone payment of rates each year.

  • Ratepayers who have a state Seniors Card may apply to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence. 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 must be paid when the property is sold or disposed of. Monthly interest charges apply to amounts postponed.