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Financial hardship during COVID-19

Financial hardship during COVID-19

Commercial ratepayers

Any unpaid 2019/20 rates for those in the Commercial sector will be deferred for six months (until 30 September 2020), interest free. This includes Rates, the Fire Services Property Levy and the Marketing Levy.

Commercial property owners do not have to do anything for this deferral to apply.

Other ratepayers

We understand that ratepayers in other sectors (including Farm, Residential, Industrial and Recreational) might also be impacted by COVID-19. These ratepayers can apply for special consideration due to their individual circumstances.

Special consideration includes a range of options including partial or full deferral of unpaid rates.  Applications for special consideration will be determined on a case-by-case basis.