Terms and conditions
  • Last updated:
  • 06 Jul 2020

To ensure you're eligible and understand how the competition works, please read the competition's terms and conditions ('terms and conditions') for entering below.

Terms and conditions

  1. This competition is run by the Sunshine Coast Council (otherwise referred to below as council).
  2. Entries and information on prizes and how to enter form part of these terms and conditions. 
  3. Entry to the competition is free. Entrants will be responsible for all costs associated with entering the competition, which may include the costs associated with accessing the internet.  
  4. To be eligible to win a prize, you must comply with these terms and conditions.
  5. Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Entry into the competition signifies acceptance of all conditions of entry.
  6. Acceptance of a prize signifies acceptance of the conditions of accepting a prize. Entrants are required to abide by the terms and conditions as presented. 
  7. Competition is not open to Sunshine Coast Council employees and their family members who are registered as living at or as owners of the same property as the staff member, Councillors, owners of non-rateable land, Government Bodies and their Agencies. 
  8. The competition is open to all property owners (except Sunshine Coast Council employee and close family members as detailed above at item 7).
  9. Subject to these terms and conditions, there is one entry per rateable property, which is one entry per parcel of rateable land that is subject to an assessment. 
  10. The prize is a maximum of $1000. If the half yearly rates and charges net amount payable shown on the July 2020 rate notice is lower than $1000 then only the amount of the July 2020 rates and charges net amount payable will be credited to the winners rate account as the prize.
  11. The prize cannot be taken in cash, in full or part, or be withdrawn as cash, in full or part, at any time
  12. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
  13. The prize is applied to the winners property rate account as a credit to cover the cost of the rates and charges net amount payable as shown on the last rate notice; if the application of the prize to the rate account results in a credit closing balance on the rate account the credit will remain on the account to offset the next issue of rates and charges.
  14. To be eligible for entry in the competition the property owner/s must change the delivery method for their rate notices to email through their MyCouncil account. This requires competition entrants to open a MyCouncil account and validate their property details which will require details shown on the rate notice. All property owners registered to receive rates by email on the day of the draw will be included in the draw.
  15. The competition closing date is 5pm on 19 August 2020. 
  16. The winner will be drawn on 20 August 2020. The name of the winner will be posted on the council website. 
  17. The winner will be notified by phone, email or letter.
  18. At the end of the competition period, one winner who is a property owner, will be selected at random from a computer generated list of ratepayers who have met the entry criteria outlined in the terms and conditions. The details of the winner will be checked and it will be verified that the winner meets all terms and conditions of the competition. 
  19. By entering this competition you are consenting to your name being published on the council website if you are the winner and being included in council promotions concerning the outcome of the competition. As a condition of accepting any prize, the winner must agree to be photographed, interviewed and/or filmed for use in any promotional, marketing or other creative initiative arranged by the council or its agents. The council shall be solely responsible for all marketing and editorial control. 
  20. The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  21. Council reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with the competition ‘terms and conditions’.
  22. The council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for late, lost or misdirected entries, whatever the cause. 
  23. Council accepts no responsibility for any tax implications (including any Fringe Benefits Tax) that may arise from the prize winnings. You should seek independent, qualified financial advice about potential tax implications. 
  24. Council accepts no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilised in this competition or by any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of the competition or during the period of the competition. 
  25. Council assumes no responsibility for interruption in any services that may or may not affect the competition.
  26. Council assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, internet failure or delay, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries. 
  27. Council accepts no responsibility and shall not be legally liable or responsible for any accident, loss, injury or damage to any individual or property, whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the competition of the prize, either during or after the competition. 
  28. Council reserves the right to cancel or terminate the competition if, for any reason beyond council’s control, the integrity of the competition or its fairness or security is compromised.