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About Council Rates

Rates cover the financial year from 1 July to 30 June and are generally issued by mid August. GST is not applicable to Council rates.


How are rates calculated?

Rates are based on the capital improved value (CIV) of each property calculated by the rate in the dollar (set each year by Council) together with a fixed component being the Municipal Charge.


Council uses a differential rating system.


This means there is a different rate in the dollar for different property types or categories.


For more information on council's differential rate definitions, please refer to pages 37-39 of the 2019-20 Council Budget.


2019-20 rates


General Rate

0.00403615 rate in the dollar;
plus $230.00 municipal charge;
plus $390.00 for three-bin waste service (where applicable); or,
        $340.00 for two-bin waste service (where applicable).


Farm Rate

0.00332982 rate in the dollar;
plus $230.00 municipal charge (unless exempt under the Single Farming Enterprise Provisions);

plus $390.00 three-bin waste service (where applicable); or,
        $340.00 two-bin waste service (where applicable).


Farm Rate guidelines and application: Classification as Farmland Application; or,  

You may be eligible for a Single Farm Enterprise exemptions. See our Single Farm Enterprise Application.  


Commercial/Industrial Rate

0.00577169 rate in the dollar;
plus $230.00 municipal charge.
We do not collect waste for commercial/industrial properties


Other Waste Service Charges (where applicable);

Rural Waste Charge - $230.00
Holiday Homes only - 240L general waste, recycling and green waste - $469.00
                                   240L general waste and recycling - $419.00         



Receive your rates notice online 

You can receive your rates notice online through internet banking using BPAY View. 

By using BPAY View, you can conveniently and securely receive, pay and store your rates notices online.


How to register for BPAY View: 

  1. Register for internet banking with your bank.
  2. Log into your internet banking account.
  3. Look for the BPAY View or View Bills section.
  4. Register to receive your Council rates notice by entering:
  5. The Biller Code: 125864
  6. Your BPAY View registration number: (use your BPAY REF No. from the bottom of your rates notice)
  7. Your surname: your surname exactly as it is shown on your rates notice.

Your next rate notice will be automatically sent to your internet banking account. 

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Pensioner concessions

Eligible pensioners are entitled to the following concessions for their principal place of residence (including farm properties):

  • Council concession of $58.45
  • Victorian Government concession up to $235.15
  • Fire Services Property Levy concession of $50.00

You must hold a current Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card showing War Widow or TPI.

Contact us for an application form.


To see if you may be eligible, visit the Department of Human Services' concessions and benefits page.


To see if you are eligible for a Municipal Rates Concession, visit the Department of Human Services' rates concession page.


Fire Services Property Levy

This levy is applied to all properties and collected by councils. This was a key recommendation of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.


Council collects the levy through the rates notice and passes all monies on to the Victorian Government.


The Victorian Government also sets the pricing of the levy.  


More information on the levy is available at www.firelevy.vic.gov.au.  









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