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
- be able to provide a copy of a payslip confirming that you are receiving JobKeeper
- the name on a payslip 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What financial relief is available to residents on JobKeeper?
Wyndham City has implemented a JobKeeper Rate Rebate scheme, with a $100 rebate on an annual rates bill available to eligible applicants.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for this scheme, you must have been on JobKeeper over the period of 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020.
How do I get the discount?
This discount will be applied following an application process. To apply complete the form below or phone 03 9742 0777 for a paper form to be mailed to you.
What information do I need to provide?
When applying for the discount, you will need to provide your name, address, contact details, and proof that you are in receipt of JobKeeper in this period. You will also need to provide the contact details of your employer if we need to contact them to verify your application.
Do I need to provide any documentation?
Yes. All applicants will need to provide a copy of their most recent pay slip.
I’m on JobKeeper, and so is somebody else living with me who is also on JobKeeper. Does this mean I get two rebates?
No. There is only one rebate available per household.
I own more than one property in Wyndham. Does the rebate apply to all properties?
The rebate is only available to ratepayers at their principal place of residence.
My partner/somebody else in my household is on JobKeeper, but I am not. Can we still apply for the rebate?
The property must be in the name of the JobKeeper applicant. This means that if the property owner is full employed, and someone else in the family is on JobKeeper, the rebate will not apply. If ownership of the property is joint, at least one of the owners must be on JobKeeper.
How long will this scheme be in place?
The application process will be open until the end of December 2020. Those applying before the end of October, the rebate will be actioned as part of a second instalment notice. Those applying between October and December, the rebate will be applied to the third instalment notice.
What happens after December?
We will review the scheme, considering the conditions of the time, the level of demand, and any outcomes or support in the State and Federal budgets.
Is there any financial relief available to pensioners on their annual rates bill?
Yes. Pensioners who are eligible for the State Government Municipal Rates Concession will receive a further $50 discount on their Wyndham City rates bill.
Do I need to apply for the Wyndham City pensioners rebate?
No. For residents who have had their details verified as part of our annual rates notice process, the $50 rebate will be automatically included in the annual notice. You do not need to apply for this.
I’m currently not eligible for the Municipal Rates Concession but will be eligible later this financial year. Can I still get the $50 discount?
Residents who become eligible for this concession throughout the year will have their rebate applied on subsequent instalment notices, once they become eligible. This will be automatic, and there is no need to apply.
If I am a pensioner also in receipt of JobKeeper, do I get both rebates?
If you are a pension card holder also receiving JobKeeper, just one rebate will apply. This will be the $100 JobKeeper rebate.
What is the State Government Municipal Rates Concession?
This is a State Government scheme which applies a 50% deduction on Council rates up to a yearly maximum of $241 2020/21 for Pensioner Concession Card and Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders. This is a separate scheme to the Wyndham City pensioner rebate. More information at: https://services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/municipal-rates-concession
Is there any further assistance available to ratepayers experiencing hardship?
Yes. Contact Wyndham City Council as soon as you can if you are experiencing difficulty in paying your rates. The team can be reached by phone at (03) 9742 0777 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I enter a payment plan if I am having difficulty paying?
Yes. a Payment plan can be entered on a temporary or regular basis. Contact Council to discuss your circumstances.