Win your rates competition terms and conditions

View the terms and conditions for the 'win your rates' competition.

Win your rates competition terms and conditions

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 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 employees and close family members, and others 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 $1,000. If the rates and charges total amount payable shown on the January 2024 rate notice is lower than $1,000 then only the amount of the January 2024 rates and charges total amount payable will be credited to the winner’s rate account as the prize. Pensioner concessions, where shown on a rate notice, are not included in determining the rates and charges total amount payable for the purpose of this competition
  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 The prize cannot be taken in cash, in full or part, or be withdrawn as cash, in full or part, at any time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 total 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 have changed their rate notice delivery method to email before the closing date detailed at item 15 and either:
      •  paid in full online using BPAY, Sniip or using credit card over the phone, or
      •  set up a payment arrangement using the on-line form on councils website or from the option in their MyCouncil account.
  15. The competition closing date is 5pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  16. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, February 22, 2024
  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 first name 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. The 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

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.