Concession Finder

South Australians on low or fixed incomes can access a range of concessions to help with household and other expenses.

You can use the Concession Finder at the sa.gov website to see what concession you may be eligible for.

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Vehicle Registration and Licence Concessions

Reduced fees for vehicle registration and driver's licences are available for eligible South Australians. The reduced fees are available as the following concessions:

Pensioner concession – must hold a government pension card

Incapacitated person's concession - public transport is not accessible due to physical incapacity

Incapacitated ex-service person's concession - as a result of service in the military, public transport is not accessible due to personal incapacity

Primary producer concession - engaged in farming, beekeeping or fishing (and hold the relevant licence or registration)

The reduced fees differ for each concession.

For more information and to check eligibility, visit the website or call Service SA on the number below.

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Home Dialysis Electricity Concession

Home Dialysis Electricity Concession is an electricity concession for patients with kidney disease who receive dialysis treatment at home. The concession contributes to the running of the dialysis equipment.

The concession is $165 per year. Anyone undergoing dialysis treatment at home is eligible.

See your GP to complete an application form, which is available from your hospital renal unit.

For more information, visit the website below or speak to your renal unit.

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Cost of Living Concession

The Cost of Living Concession helps those on low or fixed incomes with their cost of living expenses, whether that be electricity, water, gas or medical bills.

Eligibility is based on your living arrangements on 1 July. You can apply any time but applications must be submitted by 31 December to receive the concession for that financial year.

If you have previously received a Cost of Living Concession payment and your living and income arrangements have not changed, you do not need to reapply.

For more information on your eligibility visit the sa,gov website below, or contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Energy Bill Concessions

The Energy Bill Concession is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes for assistance with the cost of Electricity bills for their principal place of residence.

To be eligible you must:

- live at the property

- be listed as an account holder on your electricity bill

- hold an eligible concession card or receive an eligible Centrelink payment

- not be living with anyone who has an income of more than $3,000 per year, unless they either:

- get an allowance from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

- are your spouse, domestic partner or dependent.

If you live in a residential park you may be eligible for a combined concession for your water, sewerage and energy - see Residential Park Resident Concessions link below.

You can apply online at the sa.gov website below, or download the application form and submit by email.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

If you have previously applied for concessions, but are not currently receiving them, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Water and Sewerage Rate Concessions

The Water and Sewerage Rate Concessions is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes for assistance with water and sewerage rates.

To be eligible you must:

- own or rent your principal place of residence

- pay for water supply and/or all water usage

- hold an eligible card, receive an eligible Centrelink payment or meet low income provisions.

You can apply online at the sa.gov water concessions website below, or download the application form to submit by email.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

If you have previously applied for concessions, but are not currently receiving them, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

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Emergency Services Levy (fixed property) Remission

South Australian residents may be eligible to receive a remission on the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) (fixed property) for their principal place of residence.

To be eligible, applicants must:

- live at the property on 1 July of the year the levy notice is issued

- be a registered owner of the property, or be the holder of a life estate, on 1 July of the year the levy notice is issued

- hold an eligible card or receive an eligible Centrelink payment between the levy notice issue and due dates.

Residential park residents are not eligible for an ESL remission, as this charge is not normally passed on by residential park operators.

You can apply online at the sa.gov website below, or download the application form and submit by email.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline.

If you have previously applied for concessions, but are not currently receiving them, please contact the Concessions SA Hotline to discuss further.

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Medical Heating and Cooling Concession

Assists South Australians on a fixed or low income who have a clinically verified medical condition which requires the frequent use of heating or cooling in the home to prevent the severe worsening of their condition.

The concession will be indexed each financial year and available to eligible applicants in addition to the current energy concession.

For information about eligibility visit the website below or call the Medical Heating and Cooling Line.

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Public Transport Concession

COVID-19 update: Changes have been made to the way some services are delivered. To apply for the Transport Concession Card, use the online application form.

South Australians on low or fixed incomes, who hold a Concession Card or are Seniors Card holders may be eligible to receive a concession on public transport fares.

You can easily find out if you are eligible by going to the website and answering a few questions. Applications can be made online.

Accompanied children under five years of age travel free at all times.

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