Water and sewerage concessions

Members of the Northern Territory (NT) Concession Scheme can receive a concession on water and sewerage costs.

If you are an owner of a non-strata titled property, you can get a concession if you are:

  • registered as the titleholder of a strata titled property you live in
  • responsible for paying sewerage and water charges.

The maximum water and sewerage concession you can claim is $800 per household, per financial year.

The water concession is calculated on a fixed daily rate of $0.96 per day plus $0.955 per kilolitre used.

The sewerage concession is based on a fixed daily rate of $1.332 per day.

For each billing period, the amount you receive is based on your water usage.

You will stop receiving your concession when you reach the cap of $800.

Read your water bill for how much of the cap you are using. The cap is reset at the start of each financial year.

You can reach the cap in a single bill if your usage is extremely high.

For most people, the concession is spread across multiple bills.

To find out how to conserve and manage your water usage, go to Power and Water Corporation and Living Water Smart websites.

To be eligible to receive a concession for a water and sewerage account, you must be:

  • the primary account holder or
  • financially responsible for the account.

How to apply

You must provide Power and Water Corporation with your membership number.

They will apply the concession.

You do not have to own your home to get the concession.

If you are a body corporate for a strata-titled property, you can get a concession if you are:

  • registered as the titleholder of a strata tilted property you live in
  • responsible for sewerage and water costs.

Water and sewerage concessions are payable as a fixed daily rate.

The water and sewerage concessions are reimbursed to you by direct deposit into your nominated bank account.

This is done twice a year in January and July following verification of property ownership.

If you live in a retirement village with lifetime occupancy and are responsible for paying water and sewerage, you may be eligible to receive concessions.

Water and sewerage concessions are payable as a fixed daily rate.

You will get reimbursed by direct deposit into your nominated bank account twice a year in January and July.

If your property does not have access to water mains, you can claim a concession.

If you purchase water for domestic use, it must be done from the member’s primary place of residence.

You can claim a concession if you get water from:

  • a private provider or
  • cart water drawn from a Power and Water Corporation filling station.

How to apply

Members can access the concession by providing:

  • evidence of the water consumption in kilolitres
  • tax invoice as proof of payment.

You can only get the concession on consumption only.

You will get reimbursed by direct deposit into your nominated bank account.

Moving house

If you are moving house in the NT, you must tell us as soon as possible.

This will ensure you continue to get your concession.

Last updated: 10 August 2020

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