How rates and charges are calculated
Two components make up your rate bill:
The Council determines the rate in the dollar for the coming year as part of the budget process.
General rates are calculated by multiplying the Capital Improved Value of the property by the rate percentage.
An example of the calculation for a property worth $350,000 would be:
|Capital Improved Value
A fixed charge applies for the collection and disposal of waste from properties. You can view information on garbage charges by clicking on the link on this page.
Multiple Rate Notices
Because we are required to separately rate each part of a property that is able to be separately occupied, you may receive more than one rate notice for a single property.
Granny Flats, Bed and Breakfasts, Farm Managers houses, Retirement Village units and shopping centres are all examples of properties that will receive more than one rate notice.
In some cases the second occupancy is built on the proviso that it must be removed from the property at the time the person/s it was built for no longer lives in that unit. This unit's value will still be rated as valuations are used as a mechanism to apply the appropriate level of rates based on the conditions that currently exist.
For more information on Granny Flats (Dependant Persons Unit) please click on the link on this page to view our planning advice note.
For more information contact us on 1300 368 333 or email us