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Council Rates

Rates cover the financial year from 1 July to 30 June and are generally issued by mid August.  This year rates notices are not expected to issue until mid September.  GST is not applied to 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 38-40 of the 2020-21 Budget.


2020-21 rates


General Rate

0.00392622 rate in the dollar


Farm Rate

0.00314098 rate in the dollar


Farm Rate guidelines and application: Classification as Farmland Application.   

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


Commercial/Industrial Rate

0.00569302 rate in the dollar


Other Charges (where applicable);

$230.00 - Municipal charge  For more details see Explanation of Municipal Charge 2020-2021  

$398.00 - 3 bin waste service

$348.00 - 2 bin waste service

$236.00 - Rural waste charge


Holiday homes only charges:

$481.00 - 240L general waste, recycling and green waste
$429.00 - 240L general waste and recycling    


Receive your rate notice by email

You can now register to receive your rate notice by email. 


You will need a copy of your recent notice to locate:

1.     Your Council Assessment Number

2.     Name Details as shown exactly on this notice.


Register here and follow the prompts.

Your next rate notice will be automatically sent to your email address. 


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. 


Pensioner concessions

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

  • Council concession: $58.45
  • Victorian Government concession: up to $241.00
  • Fire Services Property Levy concession: $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 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 through rates notices. All levy payments are sent to the Victorian Government. This was a key recommendation of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.


The Victorian Government also sets the rates for the levy.  


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







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