Discounts and Concessions


Council has reissued all February rate notices to property owners, after a minor error of the listed due date was detected.

Council has taken immediate action to ensure all ratepayers are advised in the most efficient way possible.

Ratepayers who have already paid will not be required to do anything.  Ratepayers who have not paid but want to enjoy the 10% rates discount will need to pay their rates before 5pm on 26 March.

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Discounts are allowed for early payment as detailed on your rates notice.

The full amount including any rate arrears and interest must be paid on or before the discount expiry date to receive the discount.

Electronic payments processed after the nominated Payment Cut-off Time on the due date by your financial institution or bill payment service will not be eligible to receive a discount.

Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme

Approved Pensioners are advised that application forms are now available for the State Government’s Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme for the 2019/20 financial year.

Pensioners wishing to apply for the subsidy will be required to be holders of a current

  • Centrelink – Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card
  • Department of Veterans Affairs PTEC card

Applicants must produce their relevant pensioner card/s at the time of lodging their application.

Previous applicants are not required to resubmit an application.

Further particulars can be obtained by contacting Balonne Shire Council on (07) 4620 8888

To apply for a Pensioner Rate Remission please complete the below form and return it to the Council Office.

Application for Pensioner Rate Subsidy     (PDF)