JobKeeper Rate Rebate

Many local councils have introduced a rebate or partial waiver on the 2021 council rates for businesses & residents that are currently on JobKeeper. 

Please check your local Government website for information on the rebates available in your area.

Some of the councils that are currently providing a reduction or rebate:
Brimbank Council – Commercial Waivers
Wyndham Council - COVID-19 JobKeeper Rate Rebate,2020%20to%2030%20September%202020.
Banyule Council – Partial Waiver
Golden Plains Council – COVID rates relief for residents and business
City of Kingston – Rates Relief

Below is an example of the rebate & eligibility requirements from the Wyndham City Council:

Wyndham ratepayers on JobKeeper may be eligible for a $100 rate rebate on their annual rates in 2020/21. 

Please complete the below application form to access the COVID-19 JobKeeper Rate Rebate.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • the owner of the property
  • residing at the property
  • receiving JobKeeper at some time between 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020
  • Confirming that you are receiving JobKeeper please provide a copy of a
    • payslip (A payslip from between 1 July to 30 September 2020 that shows either a JobKeeper payment, JobKeeper top-up payment or JobKeeper FN eligibility),
    • letter from your employer (I’m getting JobKeeper, but it’s not showing on my payslip? Please provide a letter from your employer that states that you have been assessed as being eligible for JobKeeper and the period you are eligible eg. Fortnight 1 to the end of the scheme) OR
    • ATO monthly declaration receipt (I’m self-employed and receiving JobKeeper payments directly from the ATO. Please provide a copy of the July, August or September Monthly Declaration lodgement receipt, refer example attached. If you didn’t save the receipt for July or August, please save a copy when you lodge the September JobKeeper claim. (EXAMPLE OF ATO Jobkeeper Receipt)
  • the name on a payslip/letter/receipt matches with the property owner’s name

For applications processed by 31st October 2020, the rebate will be applied to the 2nd rates instalment. For applications processed between 1 November and 31 December 2020, the rebate will be applied to the 3rd rates instalment.