Apply for our Seniors Security Subsidy Scheme

The Security Subsidy Scheme assists residents in the City of Cockburn to improve the security of their homes.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the scheme, you must comply with the following:

• Have a valid Pensioner Concession Card or Seniors Card

• Your residential home is located within the City of Cockburn

• Be the property owner, an agent authorised to act on their behalf, or a tenant with signed consent from one of these persons.

  • Work must have been carried out by a licenced security installer and a paid receipt (not a quote) be attached to your application.

How does the security subsidy scheme work?

Applicants can install as many items as they require although a total subsidy limit of $200 per property per financial year applies, unless you are installing roller shutters where the maximum subsidy per property per financial year is $300.

The dollar-value of the subsidy depends on the item as detailed in Table 1. Applicants can install and seek quotes on higher specification items or different style products to suit their needs; however, the subsidy amounts will remain, regardless of the final cost.

Once the work is completed and the applicant has paid the service provider in full, the applicant can fill out the application form, attaching the receipt to apply for the subsidy. The date on the receipt must relate to the current financial year as subsidies are only valid for the current financial year.

Once approved to receive the subsidy, the City of Cockburn pays the total subsidy directly to the applicant’s nominated bank account.

What items does the scheme cover?


Subsidy Amount per Item ($)

Roller shutters 


Home intruder alarm


CCTV (installed by a licenced security installer)


Security screen door


Sensor light


Door deadlocks


Security window screen


Door viewer


Keyed window locks


NOTE: The total subsidy limit per property per financial year is $200. A maximum of $300 per household per financial year applies to roller shutters ONLY.


Sally, a resident of the City of Cockburn holds a valid Pensioner Concession Card. She is going to install eight security window screens. A $40 subsidy is applicable per security window screen, although Sally will only receive the maximum subsidy amount per household of $200, not $320 (8 screens at $40 per screen).

Subsidy amounts do not vary, regardless of the quote received, the item specifications or the company selected. If the total cost of the items are less than the maximum subsidy of $200 (or $300 for roller shutters), the total cost will be paid by the City e.g. if only one security screen door is installed, $100 will be paid, not $200.

How do I apply for the scheme?

Obtain quotes

  • We advise that you obtain up to three quotes
  • The quote must be itemised
  • Mention that you are seeking a quote under the City of Cockburn Senior’s Subsidy Scheme
  • Decide what items and service provider you want to complete the work
  • Keep a record of the chosen service provider’s final quote.
Undertake the work
  • Have the work completed and pay the service provider in full
  • Obtain an itemised receipt from the service provider.

Lodge your application

Complete the Seniors Security Subsidy Scheme Application Form opens in a new window

  • Attach the receipt for the items to your application form

  • Post your completed application form to: Senior’s Security Subsidy Scheme, City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215 Bibra Lake DC WA 6965

  • The City will review your application, and advise you of the outcome including the subsidy amount in writing

  • If your application is successful, the City will pay the subsidy into your nominated bank account. Please allow up to six weeks from the date of approval for your payment to be processed.

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants may apply for the subsidy up to the value of $200 for items (other than roller shutters which a $300 subsidy applies) each financial year.

  • Applicants cannot resubmit previously approved receipts and/or invoices.

  • Applicants must have a valid Pensioner’s or Senior’s card and reside in the City of Cockburn.

  • Applicants, who rent, must have the permission of the home owner, prior to installing any security items.

  • Works must have been carried out within 12 months prior to the date of the application.

Subsidy amounts apply to each residential property i.e. one subsidy per household per financial year.

​More information and contact

For more information contact the City on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]



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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
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Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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