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Defer a repayment

RAA customers may apply to defer a repayment if they are experiencing financial difficulties where:

  • making a repayment would cause you serious hardship
  • there are other special reasons affecting you – for example, a natural disaster, death or serious illness.

Apply for a deferral

Repayment deferrals can be negotiated for up to 12 months. Send your request to defer a repayment to rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au or phone the RAA on 1800 678 593.

Repayment deferral requests exceeding 12 months must be submitted in writing with the following supporting documentation;

  • 3 years financial statements
  • 3 years individual tax returns
  • 12 month cash flow forecast

These requests can be submitted to either: rural.assist@raa.nsw.gov.au or via fax (02) 6391 3098 or post to:

NSW Rural Assistance Authority
Locked Bag 23
ORANGE NSW 2800