Drought and Local Land Services rates

Local Land Services rates - part of the NSW Government’s drought relief commitment

The NSW Government has initiated a NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package to help farmers manage the effects of the current drought.

2019 and 2020 LLS rates are covered

The NSW Government drought relief package includes covering the Local Land Services rates for 2019 and 2020.

Landholders will not be charged for the general rates and rates for animal health and pests, the meat industry levy and costs for routine stock moving permit and stock identification.

You do not need to apply for this benefit as it will be automatically applied to landholders.

The NSW Government will compensate Local Land Services for the lost rates revenue, meaning our staff can continue to support you during these challenging times.

You will still receive a rates notice

Around 130,000 rates notices will be sent to NSW ratepayers in January 2020, however, as part of the NSW Government’s drought relief package, Local Land Services rates will not be payable for the period.

Rates notices will show the usual components, but amounts shown will not be payable. NSW Government drought relief package will provide funding to Local Land Services to continue to deliver the services normally funded from rates.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information or contact your Local Land Services office.

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