From 1 July 2017 there will be no concessions provided via Council Rates. The State Government have previously replaced concessions on council rates with the “Cost of Living Concession” and provide these directly to those entitled. This payment may be used for any purpose, including offsetting council rates.
If you were previously eligible for a state government funded concession on CWMS or council provided water this will be paid directly to you by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and is no longer provided via your rates notice.
To check eligibility, contact the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Concessions Hotline on 1800 307 758 or at www.sa.gov.au/.