Financial Hardship Rates Relief


The City of Hobart has developed a $3.5 million Community Support Package to assist ratepayers and businesses experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.

Assistance for ratepayers

  • Interest and penalties will be deferred for ratepayers having difficulty paying the fourth installment of rates payments for the 2019-20 financial year.
  • Council has adopted a Financial Hardship Assistance Policy(PDF, 965KB)  to provide assistance to ratepayers suffering financial hardship by providing an appropriate level of relief from rates.
  • A freeze on general rates and most fees and charges for the 2020-21 financial year.

Apply for Financial Hardship Assistance