Drought assistance for land rent
Drought assistance land rent rebate
As part of the government's drought assistance package, landholders of rural leases (being Category 11 leases used for grazing and primary production) issued under the Land Act 1994 are eligible for a rebate of up to 18% of the annual rent where that annual payment is more than the minimum rent of $272.00 (excl. GST).
The rebate is available to leases in drought declared areas and individually drought affected properties.
Landholders who are eligible for the rebate will receive information with their annual or quarterly invoices.
Drought assistance land rent deferral
As a further hardship assistance measure, the payment date for all Category 11 drought declared invoices for the 2020–21 financial year has been extended until 30 June 2021. No penalty interest will accrue on overdue balances during the 2020–21 financial year.
Landholders who are not in a drought declared area, are not eligible for this drought assistance land rent deferral. However if these landholders are experiencing hardship due to the drought, they may be eligible to apply for a land rent deferral.