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Your Rates Notice Explained
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Your Rates Notice Explained
This page explains the information shown on your rates notice.

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1. Assessment Number: This is your unique Council Reference Number.

2. Date of issue: This is the date that the notice was sent. If you don't agree with your Rates notice, your objection must be received within 2 months from this date.

3. Arrears: This amount is overdue from previous years and is due immediately.

4. Pay in full amount: This is the amount due if you wish to pay in full.

5. Pay by instalments: This is the amount that you must pay by 30 September, if you want to pay by the 4 instalment option. Reminder notices will be issued for the other 3 instalments.

6. Property details: This is your property information from Council’s property database.

7. AVPCC: This is the Australian Valuation Property Classification Code applied by the Valuer. This code determines the amount of Fire Services Levy you pay. You can object to this code.

8. Site Valuation (SV): This is the value of the land only.

9. Capital Improved Valuation (CIV): Estimated market value of the property (includes the land value) and is used to calculate the Council Rates and the Fire Services Levy charges.

10. Net Annual Valuation (NAV): Estimated value if you rented out your property.  Must be shown on your notice, however is not used for any purpose.

11. Rates and charges:

  • Arrears – Balance as at 30 June.
  • Interest – Interest raised on arrears.
  • Legal Fees – Charges applied through recovery of overdue rates.
  • Payments – Rates payments received after 30 June.
  • Rate Classification – Could be either General, Commercial/Industrial or Farm.
  • Rate in Dollar - Set by Council in its budget. Council rates are calculated by multiplying this rate by the CIV (see dot point 8).
  • Municipal Charge – This is a fixed charge applied to all properties.
  • Waste Charge – This charge is only applied to properties that receive waste services (kerbside or rural service).
  • Council Pension Rebate – A council concession, if eligible.
  • Government Pension Rebate – A government concession, if eligible.
  • Fire Services Levy – Victorian Government charge, may include a Pension Rebate, if eligible.

12. Your payment options: This lists all the ways you can pay your rates.

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This page was last published on: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021