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If you have a valid Pensioner Concession Card you can get a concession for a rebate of up to $241.00 on your rates and $50.00 on your Fire Services Property Levy.
This only applies to eligible pensioners who live within the Surf Coast Shire. It does not apply to Health Care Card holders.
Bring your concession card to our Customer Service Staff or complete application form online(PDF, 297KB).
Low income ratepayers and cardholders of a valid Pensioner Concession, Health Care, Commonwealth Seniors, Department of Veterans Affairs or Repatriation Card may apply to defer rate payments if experiencing financial hardship.
If you have any questions, please contact the Council's Revenue Department on 5261 0600 to confidentially discuss alternative payment arrangements.
Rate deferment application form
Surf Coast Shire spans the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and Protectors of this place. We acknowledge their ancestors who cared for the land, rivers and sea - and all of its creatures - for thousands of generations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future who continue on this path.
Surf Coast Shire Council
1 Merrijig Drive (PO Box 350)
Torquay Victoria Australia 3228
contact us online
03 5261 0600 (8.30am-5pm M-F)
03 5261 0525 (Fax)