Concessions & Remissions

How do I apply for a concession?

All applications and application enquiries are handled by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

You can complete an online application available from the Concessions Page on sa.gov.au.

Alternatively, contact the DHS Concessions Hotline and arrange to have a form sent to you.

Email: concessions@sa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 307 758

A text telephone service is available for people who have a speech or hearing impairment on:

TTY: (08) 8226 6789.

Am I eligible for a concession?

You may be eligible for a concession on the ESL applied to your principal place of residence if you:


Are the titled owner of the property

OR

Hold a life interest in the property

NOTE: a copy of the Will needs to be provided to Department Human Services at the time of applying for the concession

AND

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.

OR

Receive one of the following Centrelink payments:

  • Newstart allowance
  • Sickness allowance
  • Widow allowance
  • Youth allowance
  • Partner allowance
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special benefit
  • Community Development Employment Project (CDEP)
  • New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)
  • ABSTUDY
  • Austudy
  • 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 concession is 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 concession, proportionate to their interest in their principal place of residence.

How much is the concession?

The maximum concession available is $46 per year.

You will also receive the benefit of an increased general remission on your Notice.

Use our Emergency Services Levy Calculator to estimate the levy payable.