Councils are expected to deliver many services and to provide an acceptable level of public amenity for the benefit of all residents. Their main source of revenue is a property tax, commonly known as 'rates'. This tax is based on the assessed value of each property on a fixed date for all rateable properties across the municipal area. The following information will help you to understand your responsibilities as a ratepayer. It also outlines allocations of rates and charges, penalties, and concessions that may affect you.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are rates and why do we have them?
- Who has to pay rates?
- When are rates due?
- How can I make payments?
- What is the Assessed Annual Value (AAV)?
- What is the capital value?
- How can I check my rates balance?
- Do I get a discount if I pay my rates early?
- Am I entitled to a rates remission?
- What if I am experiencing difficulties in paying rates?
- What if my payment is late?
- What happens if I don't pay my rates?