Budget 15/16: Cost of Living relief

This year’s State Budget includes more financial support for South Australian households.

From 1 July 2015, the Save the River Murray levy will be abolished, reducing household water bills by more than $40 each year.

Labor also understands the cost of living pressures that many South Australians face which is why we have introduced the Cost of Living Concession.

The Concession will provide the following support to households:

  • $200 to eligible pensioners and low-income earners who own their own home,
  • $100 to eligible pensioners and low-income earners who are tenants,
  • $100 to eligible self-funded retires who hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

All other State Government concessions that you may receive remain unchanged.

Eligible home-owners, including pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Card holders will receive the concession via cheque by the end of September 2015.

For questions regarding your eligibility, contact the Concessions Hotline on 1800 307 758 or my office on 8268 2680.