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 Council's 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. General Waste Charge
4. Recycling Charge
5. Organic Waste Service
6. Environmental Levy.

Then adding the following charges:

Municipal Charge $339.75
General Waste $240.00
Recycling Service $110.00
Environmental Levy $120.00
Organic Waste Service $103.00 *where applicable
Fire Services Property Levy see calculation below.
The Fire Service Property Levy is calculated using the formula:
Capital Improved Value x variable rate + fixed charge.
Example: $230,000 x 0.000058 ($13.34) + $109 = $122.34
Example: $230,000 x 0.0036117 (General rate building) = $830.69

The total rates for the financial year on a property valued at $230,000 and charged at the Residential Rate equals $1,865.78

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

Click here to download our Rates Notice - Fact Sheet 2018 - 19(PDF, 78KB).