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Rate Rebate

A rebate of rates in respect of any rateable land in the Council area is available when the applicant satisfies the requirements under the Local Government Act 1999 and where appropriate, the requirements of City of Charles Sturt Rate Rebate policy.

What are the costs?

There are no application fees.

What you need to know?

  • There are two categories of Rebate: ‘Mandatory’ and ‘Discretionary’, please refer to the eligibility criteria outlined in the Rate Rebate Policy and the Local Government Act 1999 (Chapter 10, Division 5 - Sections 159 to 166) . Please note that you can only be eligible for either a Mandatory or Discretionary rebate but not both.

  • You will need to supply the following information with your application on or before 30 April 2019, failure to provide supporting documentation could result in no rebate being granted or a lesser percentage rebate being applied if criteria are not met under the Local Government Act 1999:

     

Mandatory Rebate

  • copy of the organisation’s Constitution and/or other documentation establishing that it is incorporated on a not-for-profit basis

  • a copy of the organisation’s latest Annual Report

  • evidence that the land is being predominantly used specifically for the purpose for which the rebate is being sought

  • evidence of the status of your organisation as a not-for-profit or charitable tax exempt organisation

  • whether you are in receipt of a community grant

     

    If you are requesting a Mandatory Rebate under Community Services – Section 161 you must also provide:

  • evidence that the land is being used for service delivery and/or administration

  • evidence that the organisation provides services free of charge or below cost

  • evidence that the organisation provides services to persons other than members

  • information as to whether, and if so to what extent, you (or your organisation) will be providing a service within the Council area

  • the extent of financial assistance (if any) being provided by Commonwealth or State agencies

     

Discretionary Rebate

  • evidence that the land is being used for the purpose for which the rebate is being sought

  • information as to whether, and if so to what extent, you (or your organisation) will be providing a service within the Council area

  • at least 2 years audited financial statements (Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet)

  • a copy of the organisation’s latest Annual Report

  • whether you are in receipt of a community grant

  • whether you have made or intend to make an application to another Council

  • the extent of financial assistance (if any) being provided by Commonwealth or State agencies

  • whether you have made other applications to Council for financial assistance or are intending to and why (i.e. Discretionary Ward Allowance)

  • evidence of the status of your organisation as a not-for-profit or charitable tax exempt organisation

  • a copy of the organisation’s Constitution and/or other documentation establishing that it is incorporated on a not-for-profit basis

  • information as to whether, and if so to what extent, you (or your organisation) will be providing a service within the Council area

How to apply?

  1. Complete the Application form

What happens next?

If approved, arrangements for the rate rebate will be confirmed in writing to you and all owner/s of the property.

If your application is denied, you will be advised in writing of the reasons for the denial. In this event, you will have the right to ask for a review of Council’s decision.

Who to call for help?

Rating Services
Phone: (08) 8408 1111
Email: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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