How do I know if I’m eligible for a rates rebate?
You may be eligible for a rates rebate if:
- You are the ratepayer for the property where you live and
- You have lived there since 1 July 2019 and
- Your total pre-tax income is low.
The maximum rebate you can claim is $640. You can apply for a rebate up until 30 June 2020. Get in touch with us to see if you qualify.
You may still qualify for a rebate with a higher income if you have dependents or if your rates are high.
The Rates Rebates Scheme is funded by the government, but you apply through Council.
How do I apply for a rates rebate?
As soon as you get your first rates invoice for the new rating year (2019/20) you can apply for your rebate.
Paper application form
You can apply for a rates rebate by downloading and completing the application form:
To request a print copy of the application form, call us on 04 570 6666 and we'll post one out.