Rate assistance

Community organisations that meet the eligibility criteria, may apply to Council for a donation equivalent to the total cost of rates and charges levied by Council and Unitywater.

Eligible organisations may receive a donation to assist with the cost of the following rates and charges levied by Council and Unitywater:

Council

  • General rates
  • Regional infrastructure separate charge
  • Waste management utility charge
  • Commercial waste management special charge (where applicable)
  • Rural recycling and waste management special charge (where applicable)
  • Rural fire brigade special charge (where applicable)
  • Emergency management fire & rescue levy
  • Redcliffe aerodrome special charge (where applicable)
  • North Lakes enhanced services special charge

Unitywater

  • State Government bulk water charge
  • Water access charge
  • Water usage charge
  • Sewerage access charge
  • Sewerage usage charge

To be eligible for a donation under Council’s policy, community organisations must meet the eligibility criteria.  Applicants are to review the Donations in lieu of rates and charges levied by Council and Unitywater policy(PDF, 50KB) to determine their eligibility.

Application process

To receive a Council donation in accordance with the Policy, organisations must complete the online Donations in lieu of rates and charges levied by Council and Unitywater application.

Apply online