Fairfield City Council understands that due to exceptional circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, some residents are experiencing difficulties in meeting their financial commitments. However, Council has a legislative obligation to levy and collect rates (under the Local Government Act 1993) and does not have the ability to offer a discount on your rate and charges as a result of financial hardship.
To assist ratepayers applying for financial relief arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, a COVID-19 Financial Hardship application is available which will waive interest for eligible ratepayers entering into manageable repayment plans if you are receiving the Federal Government Jobseeker or JobKeeper allowance.
COVID-19 Hardship Application(PDF, 150KB)
COVID-19 Hardship Application Policy(PDF, 181KB)