Rates rebates

Low-income earners can have some of their rates credited. This is known as a rates rebate.

You may qualify for a credit for some of your rates. 

If you have received a rates rebate in the past, you will automatically receive an application form and guide in mid to late August.

You need to pay your rates account as usual.

We will credit the rates rebate amount to your rates account and notify you once your application has been processed. If you have a weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit we will also notify you of your revised direct debit payment amount.

Applications open 1 August

Applications open 1 August and you have until 30 June 2021 to apply for a rebate for the 2020/2021 rating year.

Application form

Download the rates rebate application form from the Government's website(external link)

If you live in a retirement village

Your village manager must sign a declaration form.

Retirement village residents — Declaration form (PDF 600KB)(external link)

If you live in a company-share apartment

The person who is responsible for paying rates for the whole property must sign a declaration form.

Company-share apartment residents — Declaration form (PDF 39KB)(external link)

More information

Read more about getting rates rebates on the Department of Internal Affairs website(external link)

Who can apply?
How much will the rebate be?
How to apply
Further information from the Department of Internal Affairs
Rebates for retirement village residents

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