Covid-19 Update


Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

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Rates rebates

If you’re on a low income, you can apply for a subsidy through the Rates Rebate Scheme.

Find out if you’re eligible for a rates rebate

You can find out if you’re eligible for a subsidy and how much that might be through the Rates Rebate Scheme operated by the Department of Internal Affairs.

In some situations, rates may not have to be paid. The requirements are described in our Remissions and Postponement of Rates Policy (561KB pdf). You must apply in writing.

2021/22 amounts

  • The income abatement threshold is $26,510.
  • The maximum allowable rates rebate is $665.