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Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

Our Rates Remission and Postponement Policy addresses financial assistance and support for ratepayers, as well as anomalies and other schemes.

Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19

We have extended the Rates postponement for ratepayers financially impacted by COVID-19 scheme. This allows ratepayers struggling financially to defer up to $20,000 of their rates for the 2021/2022 year.

Eligible ratepayers have until 30 June 2023 to pay their rates (including administration fees and interest).

​Policy objectives

The objectives of the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy are:

  • to provide ratepayers with some financial or other assistance, where they might otherwise have difficulty meeting their obligations
  • to address circumstances where the rating system results in anomalies in the incidence of rates
  • to support the achievement of our broader policy objectives.

Get a copy of the policy

This policy has recently been extended. References to 26 March 2020 should now be read as 17 August 2021.

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