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COVID-19 Rates Financial Assistance

Bourke Shire Council has adopted a new policy aimed at assisting those persons who have been adversely impacted financially by the existence of COVID-19. This policy provides the ability for ratepayers who meet the required criteria, to defer payment of rate instalments due on 31st May 2020, 31st August 2020 and 30th November 2020 and any water consumption charges that fall due during this period until 31st December 2020.

Full details of this policy and application forms can be downloaded below.

BSC Media Release - 28 May 2020[316Kb]
COVID-19 Rates Financial Assistance Policy[781Kb]
COVID-19 Rates Financial Assistance - Application[671Kb]


The COVIDSafe app is part of the Australian Governments work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Having confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.

To find out more or to download the app, visit the Australian Government COVIDSafe page linked below.


$10,000 Grants to Provide Fast Relief For NSW Small Businesses Battling COVID-19

Thousands of small businesses across NSW struggling to cope with the COVID-19 shutdown will receive grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope.

Download the full media release by clicking the link below.

NSW Government - Media Release - 3 April 2020[582Kb]
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