The Rates Rebate Scheme provides assistance in the form of a rebate (i.e. a deduction from a ratepayer’s rates account) to those on low incomes to assist them in meeting the cost of their rates.
Can I apply for a rates rebate?
What is the maximum Rates Rebate value?
Maximum Rate rebate is $620
What is the level of the Income Threshold?
Maximum Income Abatement Threshold is $24,790
What income do I need to declare?
How do I apply for a rates rebate?
The Rates Rebate scheme is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, however Rates Rebate applications are processed by local Councils.
If applying between:
|July and 7th September:
|10 September - June:
What information will I need to bring for my appointment?
For your appointment, you will need to have the following information with you :
Note: If someone else will be attending the appointment on your behalf, please ensure they bring a copy of the Power of Attorney giving them permission to represent you.
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My income is over $24,790. Will I be eligible for a rates rebate?
Can I apply for more than one rebate?