You could get a rates reduction as part of the Government's rate rebate scheme to provide assistance towards rates for low income earners.
In 2016/17, the maximum allowable rebate is $610.00.
The amount of rebate depends on a combination of your income, the amount of rates you are charged, and the number of dependents you have. Income is based on the tax year (i.e. ending 31 March). It includes your spouse's income but does not include the following:
A rates rebate can be applied for at any time during the rating year you are applying for, but the rebate can not be back-dated to previous rating years.
Eligibility is based on a calculation, and you may be eligible for some amount even if your income is too high to qualify for a full rebate. For example:
To find out if you may qualify, you can visit one of our service desks (external link) , telephone our Call Centre on 0800 800 169, or use the on-line calculator (external link) at the Department of Internal Affairs website.
Booking for an appointment is no longer required, please take your completed application to our of our service desks (external link) .
Note: Lunch times are usually busy you may experience a delay at this time of day.
You will need to bring:
An incomplete form may not be accepted, please complete in full.