Charges and Levies

Rates and charges are annual payments made by property owners to help council meet the costs of providing services and maintaining assets on behalf of the community. The rates and charges are determined through the annual budget. Rates are set by applying the rate in the dollar set by council against the Capital Improved Value (CIV) of the property.

View our Rating and Service Charges Strategy 2018-2022 here.

Charges and levies

We have declared the rates and charges in six parts:
1. General Rates
2. Municipal Charge
3. Environmental Levy
4. General Waste Charge
5. Recycling Charge
6. Organic Waste Service

The charges are as follows:

General Rate  (PDF, 217KB)Refer to table(PDF, 25KB)
Municipal Charge  $355.20
Environmental Levy  $120.00 
General Waste $241.50
Recycling Service  $122.50
Organic Waste Service $103.00 *where applicable 


How is the Fire Service Property Levy is calculated?

The Fire Service Property Levy is calculated using the below formula
Capital Improved Value (CIV) x Variable Rate + Fixed Charge 

Example: $230,000.00 x 0.000054 ($12.42) + $113.00 = $125.42
Example: $230,000.00 x 0.0034300 (General rate building) = $788.90
The total rates for the financial year on a property valued at $230,000.00 and charged at the Residential Rate equals $1856.52

For more information, please give us a call on (03) 5871 9222.

Click here to download our 2020-2021 Rates Notice-Fact Sheet pdf(PDF, 316KB)