Payments to Council
We understand our community is facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will exercise reasonable flexibility about payment dates.
At all times, low income ratepayers and cardholders of a valid Pensioner Concession, Health Care, Commonwealth Seniors, Department of Veterans Affairs or Repatriation Card may apply to defer rate payments if they are experiencing financial hardship.
Find rates forms on the Forms and Permits page
Please contact us on (03) 5261 0600 as early as possible if you wish to discuss this with us.
Financial support for individuals and families
Australian Government Federal Treasury information
Centrelink Coronavirus Payments and Support
Bethany Community Support 03 5278 8122
Catholic Care Geelong 0428 898 645
SalvoConnect (03) 5223 5400
Uniting Care 1800 060 543
Having trouble paying your bills?
Contact your electricity, gas, phone and/or internet provider, insurance company/ies, private health fund, and bank (if you have mortgage repayments), to see what they have in place to support their customers/members experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Support for businesses
Businesses are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is support available. Take a look at our page dedicated to supporting business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employment skills and workshops
The Gordon Geelong Skills and Jobs Centre offers many free events, workshops and services for anyone to access. Get help with your resume or interview skills, find ways to upskill, create work/career goals or perhaps take the first steps to explore a new industry.
See more tips and resources for job seeking, upskilling and studying on our Learning and Interests page.