Hardship Policy

Armidale Regional Council is offering immediate relief to ratepayers experiencing genuine financial hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic by allowing a three month payment deferral period and relief to not-for-profit organisations renting property from Council.

Council has developed an interim policy as an extension of Council’s existing hardship policy provisions to support our community during the pandemic. 

The provisions in this policy are not intended to replace existing hardship policy provisions, but to assist individuals, businesses and community groups in the short term, pending any further guidance from Federal or State Government and while the current hibernation of the economy persists. 

Interim Hardship Policy (PDF 163.7KB)