Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is urging flood-affected property owners to apply now for a $250 rebate off their next rates notice.
Cr Schrinner said Council had acted fast to roll out a special rates relief initiative with the first round of rebates to be issued in the next rates notice.
“Brisbane has just experienced its biggest-ever rain event and we understand the financial cost for homes and businesses is still ongoing,” he said.
“We introduced a $250 rates rebate to ease some of the financial pressure experienced by property owners affected by flooding.
“While the relief initiative will continue, ratepayers are encouraged to apply for the rates rebate by this Friday 22 April to see a $250 deduction applied on their next rates notice.”
Cr Schrinner said if residents and businesses missed the Friday deadline, they had until the 15 June to apply for the rebate on their following notice.
“Applications submitted after Friday 22 April will not receive their rebate until their third quarter rates notice, which is delivered in the next financial year,” he said.
Ratepayers are eligible for the rebate if they owned a property on 26 February 2022 that was impacted by the severe weather event. Vacant or government-owned land is not eligible.
A special 60-day additional due date extension is also available for flood victims experiencing financial hardship.
To apply, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.