Apply for our Seniors Security Rebate

The Security rebate 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.
  • Use a licenced security installer
Applications are open from 1 July to 31 May each year, unless allocated funds are exhausted prior. 

How does the security rebate work?

Applicants can install as many items as they require although a total rebate limit of $200 per property per financial year applies, unless you are installing roller shutters where the maximum rebate per property per financial year is $300 or CCTV where the maxium rebate is $500 per property per financial year.

The dollar-value of the rebate 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 rebate 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 itemised receipt to apply for the rebate. The date on the receipt must relate to the current financial year as rebates are only valid for the current financial year.

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

What items does the rebate cover?


Subsidy Amount per Item ($)

CCTV (fixed wired & installed by a licenced security installer)


Roller Shutters


Home Intruder Alarm


Security Screen Door


Sensor Light


Door Deadlocks


Security Window Screen


Door Viewer


Keyed Window Locks


NOTE: The total rebate limit per property per financial year is $200. A maximum of $300 per household per financial year applies to roller shutters or a maximum of $500 for CCTV by a licensed security installer per household per financial year 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 rebate is applicable per security window screen, although Sally will only receive the maximum rebate amount per household of $200, not $320 (8 screens at $40 per screen).

Rebate 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 rebate of $200 (or $300 for roller shutters or $500 for CCTV), 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 rebate?

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 Security Rebate
  • Decide what items and service provider you want to complete the work
  • Keep a record of the chosen service provider’s final quote.
  • Only use a licenced security installer 
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.

Apply for the rebate - lodge your application

  • Attach the itemised receipt for the items to your application form

  • Post your completed application form to: Senior’s Security Rebate, 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 rebate amount in writing

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants may apply for the rebate up to the value of $200 for items (other than $300 for roller shutters or $500 for CCTV) each financial year

  • Applicants cannot resubmit previously approved receipts and/or invoices. The date of receipt must relate to the current financial year

  • 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

  • All service provider's must hold a valid security license.

Rebate amounts apply to each residential property i.e. one rebate per household per financial year.

​More information and contact

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



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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