THE TWO SCHEMES

Two new schemes for Northern Territory residents that support eligible pensioners, including aged pension recipients, with the cost of living and recognise the valuable contribution seniors continue to make to the Northern Territory.

 

NT CONCESSION SCHEME

A means-tested scheme supporting eligible Territorians with the cost of living.

NT SENIORS RECOGNITION SCHEME

Recognising the valuable contribution senior Territorians make to the Northern Territory. All senior Territorians 65 years or older, are eligible for this scheme

Northern Territory Concession Scheme and Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme

Latest News: Changes to how water and sewerage concessions are paid to members in body corporate and retirement villages.

The NT Concession Scheme is improving access to concessions for members living in body corporate and retirement villages.

From January 2020, concessions on water and sewerage for members living in body corporate arrangements and retirement villages will be paid directly into member’s bank accounts twice a year removing the need for members to complete a manual reimbursement.

The first automatic payment is currently being processed and eligible members can expect to see the payment in their nominated bank account by the end of January 2020.

Prior to paying water and sewerage concessions to the member’s bank account, an automated property ownership check will be conducted against records held by Integrated Land Information System (ILIS).  Members should make sure their banking details recorded with the Scheme are up to date and advise of any changes that may impact their eligibility to receive concessions.  

Further information

Refer to the factsheet Changes to Water and Sewerage Concessions for further information.


About the Northern Territory Concession Scheme and Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme

On 1 July 2018, the Northern Territory Government introduced the NT Concession Scheme (NTCS) and NT Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS).

The NT Concession Scheme assists eligible Territorians with the cost of living. The NT Seniors Recognition Scheme recognises the valuable contribution of seniors in the Territory.