Guide to the Safety and Security Rebate

The Safety and Security Rebate was reintroduced on 22 August 2021 and Western Australian Seniors Card members can now claim up to $400 per household towards the purchase of eligible home security or safety item. Only purchases made after the announcement on 22 August 2021 can be claimed.

Before you purchase an eligible item, please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions first.

You will find further information about each eligible item for the Safety and Security Rebate on this page and by reading the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please click here for a guide on eligible items for the Safety and Security Rebate


It is strongly recommended that you do your research of the eligible item that you intend to purchase and if required, seek multiple quotes to compare value before committing to purchase or install an eligible item.

The list of eligible items to purchase and/or install are:

Eligible items and maximum rebate amounts

No: Item Total Maximum Rebate
1 Home alarm and/or CCTV systems

(minimum purchase/installation value of $200)

$400

Note: this item needs to be installed by a licenced security installer

2 Security door screens

(minimum purchase/installation value of $200)

$400

Note: this item needs to be installed by a licenced security installer

3 Deadlock (door or window)

(mimimum purchase/installation value of $100)

$200 each, maximum of $400 rebate

Note: This item needs to be installed by a licenced security installer

4 Security window screen or window shutters

(minimum purchase value/installation of $100)

$400
5 Security sensor light

(minimum purchase/installation value of $50)

$200 each, maximum of $400 rebate
6 WiFi video doorbell

minimum purchase/installation value of $100. Does not include ongoing subscription fees)

$200 each, maximum of $400 rebate
7 Residual Current Device $400

Note: this item must be installed by a licenced electrician

8 Mains powered smoke alarm $200 each, maximum of $400

Note: this item must be installed by a licenced electrician

9 Fire extinguisher

(minimum purchase of $25)

$50 each, maximum of $100
10 Fire blanket

(minimum purchase of $15)

$25 each, maximum of $50

One of the key requirements when purchasing an eligible item is to ensure the items meets or exceeds Australian Standards where required.

What are Australian Standards?

Australian Standards set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable.

They cover a variety of subjects, including consumer products and services, the environment, construction, energy and water utilities, and more.

The follow eligible items must meet the following Australian Standards:

  • Security door screens AS 5039:2008
  • Deadlocks AS 4145.2:2008
  • Security window screens AS 5039:2008
  • Residual Current Device installed as per AS/NZS 3000:2018
  • Mains powered smoke alarm listed in AS:3786:2014 meeting the requirements of the Building Code of Australia.
  • Fire extinguisher AS/NZS 1841.5:2007
  • Fire blanket AS/NZ 3504:2006
  • Eligible items that require an Australian Standard will display a sticker or label on the product that indicates the Australian Standard that the item complies to. If unsure, please enquire with the retailer or tradesperson to confirm that the item complies or exceeds the relevant Australian Standards.

    Electrical Contractor and Electrical Workers Licence

    If you are purchasing a RCD, mains powered smoke alarm or security sensor light, these items must be installed by a licenced Electrical Contractor. In Western Australia, the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 specifies that electrical work must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor, who in turn must employ licenced electricians. You can conduct a search on the Electrical Contractor licence and Electrical Workers Licence here.

    Security Installer and Security Agent licences

    The Security and Related Activities (Control) Regulation 1997 tradespersons must have a valid Security Installer licence that is issued by WA Police in order to install, maintain or repair :

  • safes
  • vaults
  • locks (including deadlocks)
  • security alarms
  • CCTV systems
  • security doors
  • Further to this requirement, the business conducting the service must have a valid Security Agent licence issued by WA Police. You can conduct a search on the Security Installer or Security Agent licence here.

    How to apply for the Safety and Security Rebate

    There are many ways you can apply for the Safety and Security Rebate:

    Option 1: Log In to your WA Seniors Card account and apply. If you do not have an online account you must register for access first here.

    Option 2: You can download an application form from here to complete. Once completed, you can post the application form with a copy of the tax receipt or email a scanned copy to info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au

    Option 3: Call the WA Seniors Card Centre on 1800 671 233 or email info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au to request an application form to be posted or emailed to you.

    Option 4: Visit the WA Seniors Card Centre at 140 William Street, Perth.

    Option 5: Visit any Department of Communities customer service counter.

    Option 6: Visit ServiceWA Bunbury at 24 Wellington Street, Bunbury.

    Useful tips when purchasing eligible items

  • It is recommended that you shop around to compare prices and value before purchasing an eligible item.

  • Before you buy goods or services from a seller, carry out a general internet search of the name, looking for positive or negative reviews, and this includes visiting Consumer Protection's website which lists information about named traders and compliance actions.

  • It is recommended that you request a quote for any purchases or installation service and request the timeframe for completion of work in writing.

  • Please be aware of any claims that extra work is needed above and beyond what you have sought a quote on. Our advice in this situation is to pause and get a second quote before committing to have the extra work done.

  • You must also request a tax receipt as proof of purchase as you will need this to make a claim for the Safety and Security Rebate.

  • Please ensure the Australian Business Number (ABN) and date is also listed on the tax receipt.

  • If you are buying an eligible product online, only use secure websites to make payment to protect against fraud and unauthorised credit card transactions. A secure website address will always begin with ‘https’, not ‘http’ and will display the image of a closed padlock which contains the site’s security certificate. Only buy from websites you know and trust. Check that the company has a physical street address and landline phone number. Beware of scams and fake websites.

  • Please note that buying local, whether online or in-store, will increase your chances of an on-time delivery and provide full protection on your purchases. If you purchase from overseas based businesses, you may not be protected by the Australian Consumer Law with regard to your refund, repair or replacement rights. Remember, goods purchased overseas must comply with Australian safety standards, particularly in relation electrical products.
  • If you are unsure whether an item is eligible for the Safety and Security Rebate or have further enquiries, please contact the WA Seniors Card Centre on 1800 671 233 or email us at info@seniorscard.wa.gov.au

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