Concessions on Rates and Charges

How much is the municipal concession?

The State Government Municipal Concession is 50 per cent of the rates payable, up to a maximum of $235.15 for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Who can apply?

Eligible cardholders can only claim a concession on the property which is their principal place of residence.

Which concession cards are eligible to receive a concession on my rates?

  • Pensioner Concession Card - issued by Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card - War Widow
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)

Do you have an eligible concession card?

To check whether your card may be eligible to receive a concession on your Council rates and charges please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website at

Fire Services Property Levy concession

A further concession of $50.00 will apply to the Fire Services Property Levy. The concession will be administered in the same way as the rates concession. A new application for the Fire Services Property Levy concession is not required if a pension rebate is currently applied to your municipal rates and charges.

How do I apply?

In order to apply, complete the following form and take it in person, or send by post, to a Stonnington Customer Service Centre. Please submit the form with a copy of your eligible card.

 Municipal-Rates-Concession-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 118KB)

 Your concession will be deducted from your rates and charges for subsequent years unless your entitlement to receive this concession changes.  This will be shown on your yearly rates notice.

Veteran Affairs POW and EDA pension holders

The Victorian Government has announced that the pension rebate on council rates extends to Veteran Affairs POW and EDA pension card holders. Applications for rebates on council rates for these specific types of Department of Veterans Affairs pension cards can only be made directly to the Department of Human Services Concessions Unit. Details are shown on the application form below.

EDA-and-POW-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 734KB)