Rates & charges information

Find out the breakdown of charges that make up your general and water rates, request a rates search, have a copy of your rates notice sent, appeal against a rate category or apply for water consumption relief after a water leak.

Q: If I get a large land valuation increase, does that mean my rates increase by the same amount? A: No. The extent that rates may increase is not directly reflective of the percentage increase of the land valuation.  The land valuation is just one factor considered to determine rates.   How and when recent land valuations were calculated The Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy (DNRME), provides us with property site ...
To obtain a copy of your rate notice or water rate notice, the request may be submitted in writing, by email, in person or by telephone. Copies of notices are only available to the ratepayer, real estate agent (by authority from owner), or acting solicitor. Requests for copies of rate notices and water rate notices issued prior to 1 July 2017 will incur a fee of $10.00 per notice per property.  Ratepayers may request a copy of their ra ...
 We have a differential general rating scheme that recognises the diverse demographics of the region. This approach recognises land used for the following purposes: City and outer urban areas Main towns and small towns Extensive rural areas Commercial and general industrial areas Extractive industries Noxious industries Shopping centres Mining Power generation How to tell what category you are in The category that your land has been placed in appears on the first pa ...
Interest is charged on all overdue rates and charges six monthly in arrears (i.e. at the end of the previous half-year in which same became due and payable) at the rate of 10% per annum, calculated and charged half yearly, generally in December and June.   ...
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