COVID-19 Hardship

The Barossa Council has endorsed changes to its Rates Hardship Policy.pdf, providing relief for rate payers who are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defer Rates

If you are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID 19 you will be able to 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

Apply to defer rates

General Rate Remission

Non-business ratepayer(s) (must be the ratepayer for the assessment prior to 31 March 2020) experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 during the relevant period and experienced a loss of (combined) income of at least 30% as verified by a financial counsellor, financial advisor and/or accountant.

Business ratepayer(s) or applicable tenant (must have been operating prior to 1 January 2020) experiencing 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 from 22 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 as compared to the period prior to COVID-19.

Covid General Rate Remission Application Form.pdf