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

Other Support Available

Smart Energy Grants

NT Concession Scheme members will be eligible for a 75 per cent subsidy on energy efficiency measures for your home through the Smart Energy Grant program. The Smart Energy Grants will be available until 31 January 2019 or until grant funds run out, whichever is sooner. For more information go to the Smart Energy Grant website.

Stamp duty reduction

If you are a senior citizen or NT Concession Scheme member you may be eligible for a reduction in stamp duty if you by a home or land on which to build a home. For more information go to the Northern Territory Government home owner incentives website.

Seniors Discount Card

Territorians who are 60 years of age or older are eligible for a free NT Seniors Card that provides access to discounts from participating business. Council of the Ageing NT (COTA NT) administer the NT Seniors Card program on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. For more information go to the COTA NT website.

How to access concessions

Most concessions will be paid automatically once members have joined the scheme and received a membership card. Membership details will need to be provided by members to Power and Water, Jacana Energy and their local council.

Your property rates, garbage charges, electricity, water and sewerage concessions are generally automatically deducted from your bill each quarter.

Members need to tell the NT Concession and Recognition Unit if their details have changed.

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