To apply for the Land Tax Assistance for Landlords grant program you will need to complete an online application. There are three steps to the application process.

Step 1

The first step is to register for an online account. You will need to provide your email address and contact details.

Step 2

The second step is to create an application.

For most landlords, all your eligible tenancies should be included in one application. If you are a landlord with a number of properties with multiple eligible tenancies, we strongly recommend you submit one application per property; one per shopping centre, for example. You can lodge multiple applications but must not include any eligible tenancies you have previously applied for.

If you have reached agreement with the majority of your eligible tenants on the three months' rent full waiver (or equivalent up to a 6 month period) and will not increase any charges on outgoings for a period of six months, you don’t need to wait until you have agreed with all the tenants in one property before submitting an application. You can submit an additional application at a later date (subject to funding availability).

Please note, if you do submit multiple applications this could delay when you receive your grant payment.

There are 3 sections to the application.

Section 1 – Eligibility requirements

If your application does not meet the program's eligibility requirements you will be unable to proceed. The eligibility requirements are:

  • You received a Land Tax Notice of Assessment for 2019/20
    • If you did not own a relevant property as at 30 June 2019, and therefore did not receive a Land Tax Notice of Assessment, you may still be eligible to apply for the grant.
  • One or more of your tenants are a small business (As defined by the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983)?
  • Your small business tenant(s) has suffered a 30 per cent drop in turnover due to the impact of COVID-19 (as defined by the Australia Taxation Office’s test) and have they confirmed this to you in writing.
  • You have, or will have, fully waived your tenant’s rent for three months (or equivalent up to a 6 month waiver period) starting from the 1 March 2020, or from a date thereafter (but before 31 August 2020)
  • You have agreed not to increase your tenant's outgoing charges for a period of six months or more, starting from the same date as you agreed to waive your tenant's rent
  • You have agreed to not seek to recover the rent waiver and hold on the cost of outgoings (in whole or in part) from your tenant(s) at the end of the waiver period.

A landlord is not eligible unless there is a valid tenancy agreement in place with the small business tenant(s). The program guidelines explains what a valid tenancy is.

Please contact us if you have any specific queries relating to your eligibility.

Section 2 – Landlord details

In the second section you will provide your details as the landlord. It is essential that is based on the Landlord's details — as listed on your Land Tax Notice of Assessment for 2019-20. This includes your

  • client ID
  • business name and ABN
  • postal address
  • contact information
  • your bank account details (to receive your grant payment)
  • a digital (scanned) copy of your Land Tax Notice of Assessment for 2019-20.

Section 3 – Tenancy details

You will need to provide details of each eligible tenancy as listed on your Land Tax Notice of Assessment for 2019-20, confirming that the tenants are a small business that has experienced at least a 30 per cent fall in turnover due to COVID-19. During the application process you will be allowed to add as many individual tenancies as required.

Step 3

Once you have completed all three sections, submit your application. Note that you may save a draft of your application to return to at any time.

Once your application has been submitted you cannot amend it online. If you do need to make further changes, contact us to request the status of your application is returned to draft. You will then need to resubmit the application, with a new submission date.

Next Steps

Your application will be assessed by the Land Tax Assistance assessment team. If you are found eligible for the grant:

  • you will be notified by email
  • payment is expected to be made to successful applicants approximately six weeks from the date the application was submitted (or re-submitted).

As you will appreciate, we are expecting a high level of interest in this program and would therefore ask for your patience as we process each application as quickly as possible.