Your council is continuing to support the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, and helping people stay safe and connected.
Councils are checking in with socially isolated residents, running modified home maintenance and aged care programs, helping with grocery shopping, and delivering food parcels to residents in need.
They are also connecting with their communities in new and innovative ways, using hotlines and online forums to engage and share ideas.
Library programs are being re-imagined with online children’s story times and click and collect or delivery services, and Community Centres have expanded their programs to include on-line activities.
To find out about the services your council is delivering to keep you and your loved ones safe and connected visit their website.
Anyone experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 should call their council for a confidential discussion about rates relief options.
Most councils have hardship policies already in place to provide support when needed. This can include flexible payment plans, deferral of rates, or waiving interest and late fees.
Many have also developed support packages to boost the local economy, and help the businesses that have been forced to close.
Your council wants to help, so give them a call to find out about the assistance that is available to you.