Sydney Water Pensioner Rebate

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Later Life Advice has found more than 40 programs, rebates and concessions available for age pensioners. In this series we look at the rebate, the value and how easy it is to apply.

There are different providers of water throughout Australia. Each one will have it's own process for applying for concession.

In this example we look at Sydney Water, who provide substantial rebates that are simple to apply for.


What? Sydney Water provides a rebate to Pensioners. 

How much? We calculate the value of the rebate at more than $600 for a Sydney Water customer living in a house.

How to apply? Application is easy. Simply a phone call or an online application. You will need your Sydney Water Account number and your Concession Card number. Easy.


The NSW Government has budgeted $129m in Sydney Water pensioner rate concessions for 2017-18.

Sydney Water offers a rebate on 3 service charges. For a house we calculate the benefit received below:

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This is a substantial benefit to the cost of living for an Australian receiving an age pension.

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Sydney Water offers a generous rebate with simple application.

Out of the 40+ concessions, programs and discounts offered by State and Federal Government, this one is one of the best.

Stay tuned as we track down more of these.

Source: Sydney Water Prices for your home

Source: 2017-18 Budget Paper No. 1 - Budget Statement - Appendix A6: Tax Expenditure and Concessional Charges Statement




AuthorBrendan Ryan