Department of Energy and Water Supply

Financial assistance

You may be eligible for a subsidy for your water supply charges.

Rates subsidy for pensioners

Eligible pensioners can receive a subsidy of 20 per cent (up to a maximum of $200 each year) off the gross rates and charges levied by your local council. 

This subsidy applies to eligible pensioners living in Queensland. Find out more or apply for the rate subsidy

Some local councils, as water service providers, also offer rate remissions or concessions for certain groups of rate payers in the community. For more information contact your water service provider (generally local council).

Water subsidy for pensioners

Eligible pensioners in South East Queensland can receive a subsidy of up to $120 (maximum) a year off the cost of water access and usage charges. Find out more about the water subsidy.

Last updated:
2 February 2017
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