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State Government Drought Support Program – Council Rate Rebate - Circular 50.9

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Date 12 December 2019
Contact Rebecca Muller
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Summary The State Government has announced a Drought Support Program which aims to assist primary producers facing hardship by providing access to a rebate on local council rates. This Circular provides more information on the program.

The State Government has announced an extended Drought Support Program which includes a South Australian Council Rebate Scheme, the State Government is funding and managing this Scheme. 

The rebate is open to all eligible South Australian drought affected primary producers approved for Farm Household Allowance and will offer a 50% rebate (or maximum $7,500) on council rates.

Eligible applicants can apply to PIRSA for the rebate for each of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years and must provide evidence that council rates have been paid (either for the quarter or for the entire financial year).

Enquiries can be directed to the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA):


Further information including Guidelines and Applications Forms are available at:


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