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Underground Electricity Connection Charge Rebate

The concession is available as either a rebate on, or the deferment of, this charge. Pensioners or seniors who own and occupy residential property as their ordinary place of residence and have one or more of the following cards may be entitled to a rebate: 

  • Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card (up to 50 per cent rebate, may be entitled to deferment); or
  • WA Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (up to 50 per cent rebate, may be entitled to deferment); or
  • WA Seniors Card (up to 25 per cent capped rebate, no deferment available)

Partial concessions are available to pensioners and seniors who own and occupy their property at 1 July and become eligible during that financial year.

Note: Eligible family members who are providing independent accommodation for a disabled family member may be entitled to receive an annual charges rebate.

Contacts

Name: Department of Finance, Office of State Revenue
Phone: 9262 1373 1300 368 364
Email: .

How to Apply

There is a joint application form for the Underground Electricity Connection Charge, Water Corporation Annual Charges, Local Government Rates and Emergency Services Levy rebates. Water Corporation accepts applications over the phone, telephone 1300 659 951, and also provide an online application facility via www.watercorporation.com.au or contact your Local Council.

Eligibility

To receive a concession you must:

  • on 1 July of the current financial year own and occupy the property as your ordinary place of residece.  and
  • hold an appropriate concession card/s

To own means you must: 

  • be the owner or co-owner of the property registered on the Certificate of Title; or 
  • have a  right to reside at the property under the terms of a Will (a copy of the appropriate documents need to be provided); or
  • hold a long-term lease in a retirement village, park home park, lifestyle village or caravan park (refer to owner/operator to enquire whether rebate applies)
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