Rates

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

Council has introduced 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, please phone Council on (02) 6655 7397


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)

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 a Waiver of Excess Water Usage Charges (updated)
NSW Valuer General Newsletters (NSW Government site)
NSW Ombudsman Fact Sheet - Having trouble with your rates and charges? (PDF) (76.3 KB)