Community Panel

Concerned about how the cost of living is impacting on you or others in your family or community? So many people are doing it tough.

The South Australian Government currently provides some groups in our community with assistance with essential costs through targeted discounts or rebates on things like energy bills and water bills, motor registration, ambulance attendance and public transport.

A Community Panel has been established to help!

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) is currently contributing to a review by the SA Government of these subsidies and rebates– and they want to understand South Australian’s views on these subsidies and who they think should be eligible for support.


The Community Panel on State Government discounts and rebates has completed its work, reflecting on what they want from the system of rebates and subsidies (known as concessions), and making recommendations about how they should be targeted. Their report is in the final stages of development. The results will be shared publicly and promoted, provided to Ministers, and given to the Government more generally.  


Interesting in being a part of something like this?

We lead processes throughout the year on all sorts of different topics. You can register your interest to be part of our Deliberative Army and we will contact you about future opportunities. Find out more here.

Stay tuned to this page for updates on this project!

Project Sponsor: This project is proudly supported by Mannifera and the Wyatt Trust and delivered by the SA Council for Social Service (SACOSS)