The Rates Rebate Scheme was established in 1973 to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates. The Government has increased the rates rebate thresholds - more people than ever before will be eligible for the rebate.
The following changes came into effect on 1 July 2018:
Although a ratepayer's income might exceed the income threshold a rates rebate could still be available, depending on the rates amount and number of dependants. Find out if you could be eligible.
Ratepayers apply to their local council for a rates rebate. You can print and complete the following application form to apply. However, please wait until you get your 2018/19 rates bill before you see your council about a rebate.
When applying for the rates rebate you will need:
If you are granted a rates rebate the council will credit your rates account by the amount of the rebate.
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