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Rates rebates and remissions

Rates remissions

A rates remission is a discount on the rates you owe – your rates may be partially reduced or waived, depending on the type of remission. There are no changes to the types of remissions available in the rates year 1 July 2023 – 30 June 2024, so your city or district council will have a list of remissions available on their website.

Types of remissions

There are a wide-range of remissions, which can all be found in our Remission and Postponement of Rates Policy. 

We have reviewed the current policy and are consulting on two new proposed policies.  You can find out more about this and have your say at Participate BOPRC.

Rates rebates

A rates rebate is a partial refund on your combined Regional Council and city/district Council rates. Ratepayers are only eligible for one rebate per rating year.

Please note - you will need to apply for your rates rebate through your local council as we do not process applications directly. 

You can only apply for one rates rebate in total per rating year. Whether or not you are eligible for a rebate will depend on:

  • Your income
  • The amount of the rates you are charged
  • The number of dependents you have

Find out if you’re eligible.

Still have questions? Visit our rates information hub.