Water and Sewerage Rebate Scheme
Grants - Open grants, VIC Grants
The Water and Sewerage Rebate Scheme grant is ongoing until otherwise notified.
Rebate of up to $260 a year is available to eligible community service organisations on the fixed service charge component of their water bill issued by their water authority.
The State Revenue Office –Water and Sewerage Rebate Scheme program aims to support not-for-profit customers with water and sewerage rebates.
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organisations throughout Victoria that serve the community in the fields of:
– Hospitals or nursing care
– Religious worship
– Outdoor sporting or recreation activities
– War veterans organisations
A rebate will be allowed to eligible organisations for individual properties, provided the predominant activity at the property falls within one of these categories. This will apply whether the organisation owns the property or not. Rebates may also be available to individuals provided that they are the owners of the property used predominantly by an eligible organisation.
Once the organisation has been certified as eligible, the appropriate rebate will be allowed each year. It is not necessary to re-apply.
Eligible properties must be ‘predominantly used’ for one of the following purposes:
– By a charitable organisation for charitable purposes
– By a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) providing or promoting outdoor sporting, recreational, cultural or other similar outdoor activities for such purposes
– By a war veterans’ organisation
– By a public statutory body as a public open space or a park
‘Predominantly used’ means that, with permission from the property owner, an eligible organisation uses more than 50% of the property, or uses the property for more than 50% of the time, to pursue their objectives.
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