Request for an Electronic Rates Notice
Your Rate Notice can now be sent directly to your email address. Please note, if you register with this option you will no longer receive hard copies of notices.
To Register please click the link below;
Rebates, Remissions and Assistance
Rate Relief During COVID-19
We understand that the current COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing and that this is a difficult time for our community.
We know many people may be facing financial hardship during this uncertain time. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, please give us a call to discuss how we can support you.
We will support you to organise a payment arrangement specific to your financial circumstances.
As a start, Council are waiving all fines and interest, for payments not made by the due date until 31 August 2020, at which time the situation will be reviewed.
Rate Remission Policy
As part of the Annual Business Plan, Council has adopted the Rate Remission Policy. This policy is in addition to all other rebates and concessions available on Council Rates and applies to some pension concession holders and self-funded retirees (eligibility criteria apply).
For the 2020/21 financial year and taking into account the economic impacts suffered by businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council is offering, on application, a rate remission, on grounds of hardship, to businesses eligible for the Job Keeper payment from the Commonwealth Government, and for businesses that are eligible for the Job Keeper but have chosen not to trade, as follows:
50% for the first instalment; and
25% for the second instalment.
If you wish to apply for any of these remissions, please click on the link below and read through the policy itself and then complete the application form with any supporting documentation and drop it into the Barmera Office, Barwell Avenue, Barmera, or the Berri Office, Wilson Street, Berri.
The local Government Act permits the Council, on the application of the ratepayer, to partially remit or to postpone rates on the basis of hardship. Where a ratepayer is suffering hardship in paying rates it is recommended to contact the Rates Officer on (08) 8582 1922 to discuss options.
Annual Business Plan
Your rates assist Council to deliver a broad range of services back to our community.
The current years services and projects to be undertaken are listed in the Berri Barmera Council's Annual Business Plan, please click on the link below to view;
A summary of Council's annual business plan is sent out with the first rates notice each financial year.
State Government Concessions
Information regarding State Government Concessions can be accessed at www.sa.gov.au/concessions
What Councils Do
For more information regarding general Council Rates across South Australian, click on the link below, which will take you through to the Local Government Association of SA website for a comprehensive overview on all matters relating to Council Rates;