To help with the general cost of living a state government concession is available to eligible South Australians on low or fixed incomes.
The Cost of Living Concession enables you to put the benefit towards your greatest needs, whether that is electricity, gas and water bills or council rates.
The Cost of Living Concession is payable as a maximum amount per household. You may be eligible for the Cost of Living Concession for your principal place of residence on 1 July of the relevant financial year if:
On 1 July of the relevant financial year you held one of the following eligible cards:
On 1 July of the relevant financial year you received one of the following eligible Centrelink payments:
You can demonstrate that on 1 July of the relevant financial year you meet low income provisions 79.2 KB current on that date in the low income earners category. These low income provisions will be available on 1 July of the relevant financial year.
|Eligible recipients||Yearly amount payable per|
|Homeowner-occupiers who are pensioners and low-income earners||Up to $200|
|Homeowner-occupiers who are self-funded retirees with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card||Up to $100|
|Tenants who are pensioners, low-income earners or self-funded retirees with a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card||Up to $100|
Applications for the Cost of Living Concession can be made from 1 July to 31 October each year.
Forms for the 2016-17 financial year will be made available in 2016.
Phone the Concessions Hotline - 1800 307 758
Email - Costoflivingconcession@sa.gov.au
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please use our text telephone service on TTY 8226 6789.
To arrange for an interpreter or translator please call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450.
Use the Concessions finder to find out about other concessions you may be eligible for and information about how to apply.
Many documents are displayed as PDF files. If you have problems accessing documents in the PDF format, you can request a copy to be made available in an alternative format.
Apply for concessions online - Department for Communities and Social Inclusion