This week, Brisbane lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announced that $250 would be slashed off the next rates bill of thousands of flood-affected Brisbane ratepayers.
Households and businesses affected by the floods must apply for the Brisbane City Council rebate, with applications to open from March 14.
In order to be eligible for the rates rebate you must have been a property owner in Brisbane as of the 26th of January. The following conditions also must apply:
- The Council records show your property is located in an area where flood waters have encroached within the boundaries of your land, or
- There is other evidence provided to the council that significant inundation or rainfall damage has occurred.
Any vacant land will not be eligible for the rebate.
How to apply
Applying for the rebate is easy. Simply apply online or phone the Council’s Contact Centre for assistance on 07 3403 8888. Apply online here. Applications close on 15 June 2022.
When will I receive the rebate?
Depending on when you applied you could receive the rebate in either the fourth quarter of the 2021-2022 financial year, or in the first quarter of the 2022-2023 financial year. If you apply before April 22, you will receive the rebate in the fourth quarter of 2021-2022.
If you apply after April 22, and by 15 June, you will receive the rebate in the first quarter 2022-2023.
For ratepayers who have received the fourth quarter bill already, your rebate will be applied to the bill for the first quarter of 2022-2023.
If you need further advice or assistance, reach out to Link Advisors.