Financial Hardship Assistance

Corangamite Shire recognises there can be cases of genuine financial hardship of businesses and individuals which requires respect and compassion in special circumstances.

The Hardship Policy establishes the guidelines for assessment of the application which is based on the principles of fairness, integrity, confidentiality and compliance with statutory requirements.

Rates Debtors
All rates debtors for amounts owing in respect of the 2019-2020 financial year or earlier are wholly deferred until at least 31 July 2020. If amounts remain unpaid as at 31 July 2020 rate debtors who are deemed to be experiencing Financial Hardship under this Policy may be available for an interest waiver whilst the policy remains in force provided a payment plan had been entered into.

Non-rate debt waivers
Individuals who are deemed to be in Financial Hardship and are unable to repay their non-rate debt may make application to Council for the non-rate debt to be waived.

If you are experiencing financial hardship please complete this form and a Council officer will in touch to discuss the application.

Click here to view form.