How We Calculate Your Rates
Rates are a primary source of income for council. The Ordinary Rate payable on a property is determined by the category of the land, the valuation
of the land and the Minimum Rate and Ad Valorum Rate adopted by council.
Categorisation of land
Your property is categorized for a rating purpose according to its primary use. Those categories are:
Council may also create sub-categories to improve the equity of its rates structure. The category/sub category for your property is identified on your annual Rates and Charges Notice.
If you think that the category applied to your property is incorrect, you can request a review of your category by Council. The Change Land Category for Rating form should be submitted to council to request this review.
Rates are mainly calculated based on the value of the land as determined by the Valuer General.
Valuations are reviewed every three years by the Valuer General
Land owners have 60 days from the issue of their Notice of Valuation to lodge an objection. The exact deadline date can be found on the front of your Notice of Valuation.
Late payments and interest charges
If your quarterly payment is not paid in full by the due date, interest will be charged on the amount owing.