Rates and Property
Local government’s receive the majority of their funding through rates, a tax on local property.
You only pay rates on property that you own. People who are renting do not need to pay rates.
You can search for rates and property information on the Council website.
How to pay rates
Council’s Finance Division administers the rating process. Rates are invoiced quarterly and are normally due on the 7th of March, June, September and December. Arrangements can be made for regular (weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly) payments of rates. Penalties are applied for late payments. Policies are in place for remissions and postponements.
Rates may be paid using one of the following methods: