If you're a resident, small business owner or primary producer in rural or regional NSW and you have purchased mouse baits, traps or cleaning materials from 1 February 2021 to combat the mouse plague, you may be able to claim a rebate for mouse control products you’ve purchased.
Eligible households will be able to apply for rebates up to $500, and eligible small businesses and primary producers will be able to apply for rebates up to $1000.
Applications are expected to open in July.
To be eligible to claim the NSW mouse control rebate, you must:
- be aged 18 or over
- have a household, business or farm address within an eligible local government area (LGA), in the following Local Land Services regions:
- Central Tablelands
- Central West
- Hunter (Upper Hunter, Singleton and Muswellbrook LGAs only)
- North West
- Northern Tablelands
- South East (Hilltops, Upper Lachlan and Yass Valley LGAs only)
- have purchased mouse baits, traps or cleaning materials on or after 1 February 2021.
For the household rebate, you must also:
- rent or own your property
- have written permission from the tenant, if you are a landlord applying for an occupied property.
For the small business and primary producer rebate, you must also:
- be a sole trader or employ fewer than 20 employees
- have a current and active Australian Business Number (ABN) registered before 13 May 2021.
What you need
To claim the rebate, you’ll need:
- a MyServiceNSW Account
- 2 proof of identity documents
- proof of primary residence (for the household rebate)
- written permission from the tenant, if you're a landlord applying for the household rebate
- receipts for redeemable items, dated from 1 February 2021 onwards
- your banking details for payment.
Small businesses will also need a Service NSW Business Profile.
Proof of identity
How to apply
Applications are expected to open in July. You'll be able to apply online, by phone or in person at a Service NSW Centre.
- Only one person per household or business can claim the rebate.
- Only one claim per premises is allowed. This means:
- Sole traders and primary producers who live where they work can apply for the $1000 rebate only.
- For the household rebate, the tenant has the first right to claim.
- Applicants who have a residence and business located at 2 different locations can apply for both a household rebate and a business rebate.