Annual rates notices will arrive in September.
We understand coronavirus continues to have an enormous impact on our community. To support ratepayers and our community, we have introduced a range of initiatives.
We're providing flexible payment options, including the option to defer rates without interest until 31 December 2020, for those in extreme hardship. As part of Council's support, we've introduced a rates waiver of up to $50 relief for eligible residential and rural ratepayers on their primary residence.
If you’re having trouble paying your rates due to COVID-19, you can apply for the following:
- A weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan
- Change an existing COVID-19 payment plan
- Defer your rates
We encourage ratepayers who can continue to make payments to please do so. The legislated penalty interest rate will apply to any outstanding balances as of 1 January 2021.
Please wait until you receive your notice before applying for a payment arrangement as you will need important information such as your property reference number and the total amount owing to submit your application. In your application form, you can use our online rates payment calculator to help choose the best option for you.