Inner West Council

Rates Hardship Policy.

Any ratepayer who cannot pay their rates or charges for reason of financial hardship can apply to Council for assistance at any time.

Each individual case will be considered on its merits in accordance with the adopted policy objectives.

Council is able to:

  • Enter a payment arrangement (to extend payment terms).
  • Defer the payment of rates and charges (in certain circumstances).
  • Waive, reduce or defer payment of rates in the first year following a revaluation of land value where this causes substantial hardship.

Applications must be made in writing.  

Download a copy of the Rates Hardship Application Form here.

Download a copy of Council's Rates Hardship Policy here.