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Residential Rate Capping Application

Discretionary Rebate of Rates – Residential Rate Capping

Section153(3) of the Local Government Act 1999 provides for Council to fix a maximum increase in general rates in respect of the principal place of residence of a principal ratepayer. This section of the Act provides relief against what would otherwise amount to a substantial change in rates payable by a ratepayer

The cap on an increase in general rates under this Section will not apply where property values have increased as a result of the following events:

  • new building work and/or development activity – greater than $50,000 in the previous 2 financial years
  • changes in land use, wholly or partially
  • changes in zoning
  • the ownership of the rateable property has changed since 1 July of the previous year
  • the property is no longer the principal place of residence.

Calculation of the residential rate cap for the current financial year excludes any previous residential rate capping granted, rebates/remissions granted, and Landscape Levy.

Residential Rate Capping application form

Details of applicant

Postal Address

Details of Land

Is your property address different from your postal address 
Property Address

please complete your property address