Pensioners may be entitled to receive City of Gold Coast's rate remission and/or the State Government's pensioner rate subsidy on the rates payable for their home. Pensioners may also be eligible for the State Government's pensioner water subsidy. For more information visit our Pensioner concessions page.
The City offers eligible pensioners, and holders of a Queensland Government Seniors Card who pay above the Minimum General Rate, the option to defer payment of the amount that is above the minimum, until the property is sold or for their lifetime.
The deferment option allows long-term residents on fixed incomes to continue living in their home in the face of spiralling land values and any resultant above-average increases in the General Rate.
The City offers a discount for paying your rates on time. The discount amount on your rate notice represents a 10 per cent discount on your General Rate. There is no discount applicable on any other rate or charge appearing on your rate notice.
Please note: the discount will not be honoured if the rate cannot be paid on time. If you are ineligible for the discount, you must pay the normal rate. Paying the normal rate is not a fine.