Provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as job search, work, study, training, or undertaking rehabilitation to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.
Special provisions now offered for those living in the Playford area.
To help with the cost of energy bills a state government concession is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes.
The energy concession is to cover both electricity and gas payments (including LPG bottled gas)
The address you are claiming the concession for must be your principal place of residence and your name must appear on the electricity bill.
You must not be living with anyone who has an income of more than $3,000 per year, unless they get an allowance from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs or they are your spouse, domestic partner or dependent.
You may be eligible if you have one of the following cards:
•a Pensioner Concession Card
•Gold Card from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
◦Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI)
◦Extreme Disablement Adjustment (EDA)
•Gold Card from the Department of Veterans' Affairs issued to a person with 80 or more overall impairment points under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
•Low Income Health Care Card
•Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
You receive one of the following Centrelink payments:
•Parenting Payment Partnered
•Community Development Employment Project (CDEP)
•New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
Residential park - If you live in a residential park you may be eligible for a combined concession for your energy, water, sewerage and energy. For more information please select the Residential Park Scheme option in the Concessions Finder.
You may also be eligiable for energy concessions under the Medical Heating and Cooling Concessions. See the concesssions listing of the Affordable SA App
Eligible Centrelink concession card holders and people assessed as being on a low income may be able to claim a remission on water and sewerage rates.
Concessions hotline can be contacted on 1800 307 758 as per below or if you have a hearing or speech impediment, please use the text telephone service TTY:8226 6789.
A range of concessions is available from Department for Communities and Social Inclusion to help South Australians on low or fixed incomes with the cost of household and other expenses. The website offers information about each concession type and is available by clicking on one of the eligible card images.
You may be eligible for the general remission and/or a concession (maximum of $46 per year) on the ESL applied to your principal place of residence if you
Are the titled owner of the property
hold a life interest in the property
Hold one of the following cards:
Pensioner Concession Card
Gold Repatriation Health Card (TPI, EDA or War Widow) from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs-- Gold Card from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs issued to a person with 80 or more overall impairment points under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
Low Income Health Care Card*
NOTE: With the exception of a Low Income Health Care Card, if you hold one of the cards listed above, once your initial application has been approved, your general remission/concession will automatically be deducted from all future ESL Notices. *If you hold a Low Income Health Care Card, you will need to apply every year.
Receive one of the following Centrelink payments:
Community Development Employment Project (CDEP)
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
Farm Household Allowance
War widow pension under legislation of the United Kingdom or New Zealand
NOTE: If you receive one of the Centrelink payments listed above, you will need to reapply each year.
The general remission and the concession are available on only one property per person, married couple or domestic partnership and must constitute the persons’/couples’/partners’ principal place of residence. Two or more persons owning land jointly or as tenants in common (other than a married couple or a domestic partnership) are each eligible for a part remission/concession, proportionate to his or her interest in their principal place of residence.