Helping older Canberrans stay at home

An older couple having breakfast in their home Many older Canberrans may want the option to age in their homes.

The ACT Government recognises that many older Canberrans may want to age in their homes.

The Aged Deferral Scheme gives older Canberrans the option to defer paying part or all of their annual household general rates against the future sale of their property.

The 2018 ACT Budget expanded the eligibility of the scheme so that anyone aged 65 or over who has at least 75 per cent equity in their home can now take advantage.

For more information on this and other rates assistance visit