Rates Deferral (Aged) Application Form

If you're  a property owner aged 65 or over and you own at least 75 per cent equity in your home, you may apply to defer your rates  under the Rates Act 2004. If the property is not your principal place of residence you are not eligible for the rates (aged) deferment.

For further information on our rates assistance schemes, please click here.

Please complete and submit the following questions to apply for a rates deferral (aged) at the ACT Revenue Office
All fields marked ( * ) are mandatory.

Section 1: Owner details

Date of birth: *

Date of birth:

Section 2: Property details

Is this property your principal place of residence? *
If the property is not your principal place of residence you are not eligible for a deferral of rates.
Please submit a Land Tax Notification Form.

Do you own at least 75% equity in your home? *

Section 3: Contact details

Section 4: Deferment details

Please select which charges you would like deferred? *

If you elect to defer future year's rates all future rates will be automatically deferred. You can stop the deferment at any time by requesting in writing that the future year's rates deferment stops.

Section 5: Attachments

* Proof of age card (front and back)
* Any additional documents to support your application

Section 6: Declaration

Declare that by submitting this form:

  • I/we wish to make an application under Section 46 of the Rates Act 2004 for the deferment of rates.
  • To the best of my/our knowledge the information provided in this application is true and correct.
  • I/we authorise the ACT Revenue Office to verify the details that I/we have provided to substantiate my/our application to defer my/our rates liability.
  • I/we understand that this information will be used by the ACT Revenue Office to confirm the information provided in this application and confirm my/our eligibility for the deferment of rates and that the information provided will not be used for any other purpose.
  • I/we acknowledge that under section 338 of the Criminal Code 2002, giving false or misleading information is a serious offence and I will notify the ACT Revenue Office in writing and provide full details if there is a change in my circumstances during the financial year. This includes change of contact details, address or cessation of trading in the ACT.

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Contact us

If you require further information on Rates Assistance schemes and your application, please contact the ACT Revenue Office by clicking here or call us on (02) 6207 0028.