Council’s JobSeeker Rebate

In 2020-21 Council provided a $250 JobSeeker Rebate to assist ratepayers suffering financial hardship through unemployment. The rebate will continue to be offered in 2021-22.

We anticipate the provision of this rebate will assist eligible ratepayers when they need it most.

To be eligible, you need to own and live in a property within Brisbane City Council’s boundary and provide proof of a Commonwealth Government JobSeeker Payment between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

Applicants who received a JobSeeker Rebate in 2020-21 can also receive the rebate in 2021-22, as long as they still meet Council's eligibility criteria.

Where more than one owner received a Commonwealth Government JobSeeker Payment in 2021-22, the Rebate will only be applied once.

Ratepayers who receive Council's Pensioner Rebate are not eligible for the JobSeeker Rebate.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online application or hard copy application form (PDF - 45kb) and provide evidence of receiving a JobSeeker payment between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. The form can also be obtained at any of Council’s Business Centres

Application processing

Applicants will receive a letter advising the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will have the rebate applied to the following quarter’s rate account.

Further information about Council's JobSeeker Rebate can be found in the Partial Rebate of Rates and Charges (JobSeeker) Policy (PDF - 75kb).

Last updated: 1 July 2021