Apply for concessions online now in SA

By: Chris Smith


The South Australian Government has made applying for important concessions faster and easier through the launch of the Department for

The South Australian Government has made applying for important concessions faster and easier through the launch of the Department for Families and Communities’ (DFC) new online concession application form.

Families Minister Jennifer Rankine has launched the online form, which will provide more convenience for customers applying for concessions on energy, water, sewerage, council rates or transport.

"This is about giving people options and always nice to make things that little bit easier," she says.

"Anything that makes life more convenient these days helps, so by adding the form online, we hope to make the application process faster and more accessible.

Anyone with access to the internet, or who have someone who can help them access the internet, can use the online form.

"People without internet access can still ring the Concessions Hotline and ask for forms to be mailed out to them, or collect a form from a Families SA district centre and post their application in," Rankine says.

Importantly, all the eligibility criteria differ for each concession and additional information can be now found on the website.

Concession customers also now only need to apply once, instead of reapplying each quarter as DFC now automatically checks their eligibility status.

Customers only need to contact the Department if their circumstances change or if they change address or energy supplier.

People who apply for a concession on their Emergency Services Levy or people who are self-funded retirees can still access the additional forms they need online by using the Concessions Finder, an easy-to-use tool that provides information on different concessions and eligibility requirements.

Apply for concessions online and access the Concessions Finder at www.sa.gov.au/concessions or get more information by calling the Concessions Hotline on 1800 307 758.

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