COVID-19 update

City of Prospect has taken a number of important and proactive steps to protect our community and staff as we face this unprecedented situation of the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide Public Health Emergency.

We need to take all reasonable steps available to protect our community, our Elected Members, our staff and volunteers (and their families) against the spread of this infection while ensuring we deliver services as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.

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Rates Remission 2020

Council will remit rates for the fourth quarter of 2020 for businesses defined by Council in two categories A and B as defined below:

Category A - Business forced to close or had their trade modified by Government regulation. These businesses will receive 100% remission for rates in the current quarter.

Commercial rated businesses which has had a mandatory closure or modified trade*.


100% Remission/refund to the value of fourth quarter Rates due on 2 June 2020

*Note: the State Government clearly defined this business in the category on 25 March 2020.

Category B - Business closed/impacted trade for a minimum 6 weeks due to impact of COVID-19. These businesses will receive 50% remission for rates in the current quarter.

Commercially rated business closed/impacted trade:
1) for a minimum 6 weeks due to impact of COVID-19;
2) be able to demonstrate significant loss of income over 60%;
3) by acceptance to Commonwealth Job Keeper program**.


Remission/refund to the value of 50% of fourth quarter Rates due on 2 June 2020

**To meet the above criteria, please provide evidence of the above. This can be in the form of a signed statutory declaration.

Appliations will be accepted from either the tenant or the landlord, as long as the Assessment Number from the Rates Notice is supplied.

If you think you are eligible for Category A or B, please fill out the application form here.

If your business is still operational during the pandemic, and has not been negatively affected, or you cannot substantiate the impact, please do not apply.