Rates

eNotices - Register for Email Delivery of Rate and Water Usage Accounts 

Council is pleased to announce the introduction of eNotices – electronic delivery of Rate and Water usage accounts. 

The benefits include: Fast, Free, Flexible, Convenient, Secure and saves the environment!

To register for eNotices, have your username and password ready (as included with the Annual Rate Notice) and click on the following link: https://bellingen.savemail.com.au.

PrePaid Visa Debit Card Prize Draws for registering for Email delivery of Council rate and water usage accounts

Winner of 2nd $500 Prize drawn on 1 December 2016
Congratulations to: D Oliver of Urunga

Winner of 1st $500 Prize Draw in June 2016
Congratulations to: N Stofmeel of Bellingen
 


General

All rateable land is subject to an ordinary rate.  The land value of your property is one of the major factors in the determination of the ordinary rate you pay.   Your land value is supplied to Council by the State Government (Valuer General's Office) with new values provided every three years.  The amount of rates levied is also determined by the rating categorisation of your property.

Rating Categories
The Local Government Act states that all rateable land must be categorised into one of four rating categories (Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining) and this is displayed on your rate notice. View the categories Bellingen Shire Farmland Criteria (PDF) (102.54 KB)

Introduction of the NSW Emergency Property Levy

Information on the NSW Emergency Property Levy

Application Forms

Rating Policies

Pay Your Rates

Pay your Rates through Australia Post Secure BillPay

Title Reference for your property?

The NSW Land & Property Management Authority has a free 3-step online search facility to locate the Land Title Number.

Contact 

Rates Section - ph 6655 7397 during business hours
email: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au

Information Sheets

Why do you Pay Rates Factsheet (PDF - 91KB)  
Special Rate Variation Information Centre
How to Apply for Waiver of Excess Water Usage Charges
NSW Valuer General Newsletters (NSW Government site)
NSW Ombudsman Fact Sheet - Having trouble with your rates and charges? (PDF) (76.3 KB)