COVID-19 business support
Council has extended rate relief options for Barossa ratepayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 you can apply to defer payment of all outstanding 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 rates and charges until 31 January 2021 without any fines or interest. This also applies to other accrued years’ balances.
Business ratepayer(s) must have been operating prior to 1 January 2020, experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 during the relevant period* and experienced a loss of profitability of at least 30% as verified by a financial counsellor, financial advisor, and/or accountant.
*COVID-19 relevant period: the financial comparison information to be provided with the application between 22 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 as compared to the period prior to COVID-19.
For more information see the 'Extra-Ordinary Provision – COVID-19' within the Rates Hardship Policy.
Applications for COVID-19 Business Grants are now closed.