The Queensland State Government will subsidise (currently 20% to a maximum of $200.00 p.a.) rates for approved pensioners living in their principal place of residence, by way of a rebate.
Eligibility is based on meeting the requirements under the Queensland State Government Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme.
In addition, Council offers a pensioner rate remission on rates. Currently this remission equates to a rates concession of 50% on general rates (to a maximum of $234.76 p.a.) to eligible pensioners.
Application for Rates Pensioner Subsidy Form
In order to qualify for both the Queensland State Government Subsidy and Maranoa Regional Council's Pensioner Remission concession the ratepayer must be the owner of the property and be the holder of a Pensioner Concession Card. In addition, the property must be their principal place of residence.