Your Rates

Rates are our primary source of income, and we are legislated in the way we calculate Ordinary Rates. 

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 annual rate notice. 


When are my Rates Due?

Land Rates

The full amount of your annual land rates is due for payment on August 31 of each year.   However you may pay this yearly amount by quarterly instalments as shown on your rates notice.

Ratepayers who choose to pay by quarterly instalments are advised that instalments are due as follows:

  • 1st Quarter Instalment - 31 August
  • 2nd Quarter Instalment - 30 November
  • 3rd Quarter Instalment - 28 February
  • 4th Quarter Instalment - 31 May

Water Rates

The Water Usage accounts due dates are:

  • 1st Quarter due - 31 July
  • 2nd Quarter due - 31 October
  • 3rd Quarter due - 31 January
  • 4th Quarter due - 30 April

If you require a copy of your Rates Notices, Instalment Notices and Water Usage accounts please email all requests to Be sure to include your full name, assessment number and address of your property. Fees may apply.