For information on understanding your rates, you can read our 'Your 2020/2021 Rates Explained' brochure.
Rates are based on the capital improved value (CIV) of each property multiplied by the rate in the dollar.
The CIV is the total market value of the land, plus buildings and other improvements.
Council sets the rate in the dollar each year. This helps Council work out what your rates will be.
Rates cover the financial year from 1 July to 30 June and are generally issued by mid August. GST is not applied to rates.
CIV x rate in the dollar = rates
There is also a Municipal Charge, this is the same charge no matter what type of property you have.
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 28-30 of the 2021-22 Budget.
The Capital Improved Value shown on your rates and valuation notice is the total market value of the land, plus buildings and other improvements.
Capital Improved Value (CIV) x rate in the dollar = rates
0.00370130 rate in the dollar
0.00536688 rate in the dollar
0.00296104 rate in the dollar
Farm Rate guidelines and application: Classification as Farm Rate Application.
You may be eligible for a Single Farm Enterprise exemptions. See our Single Farm Enterprise Application.
These other charges may also apply to your property
$233 - Municipal charge. For more details see Municipal Charge explained
$418 - 3 bin waste service - general waste, green waste, recycling
$365 - 2 bin waste service - general waste and recycling
$247 - Rural waste charge
We send your rate notice to the mailing address you have given us.
If you prefer, you can get your rate notice by email or through online banking.
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.
Your next rate notice will be automatically sent to your email address.
You can get your rates notice through your internet banking using BPAY View.
BPAY View lets you securely receive, pay and store your rates notices online.
Your next rate notice will be sent to your internet banking account.
To see if you are eligible for a Municipal Rates Concession, visit the Department of Human Services' rates concession page.
To receive a concession, your card address must be the same as the address of the property that you are claiming the concession on.
Health care card holders do not get a discount on their rates.
Eligible pensioners can receive the below concessions for their principal place of residence (including farms):
You must currently hold one of these cards:
Contact us for an application form.
The legislation relating to the Municipal Rates Concession does not allow councils to give concessions to holders of these cards.
The Victorian Government provides this concession directly to these cardholders, see the Department of Human Services rates concession page for details.
Key details about the levy:
See the Fire Levy website for more information.
The rate cap applies to council’s total rate and municipal charge revenue, not individual rate assessments.
If your rates increase by more than the advertised rate increase this is likely due to: