How We Calculate Your Rates


How We Calculate Your Rates

Rates are calculated based on the value of a property, using a method called Capital Improved Value. Capital Improved Value (CIV) refers to the value of the land and any improvements, such as a house, garage, swimming pool etc.

A ‘rate in the dollar’ is determined, and then applied against the CIV of each property.

The rate in the dollar amounts applied to your property’s Capital Improved Value for 2020/21 are:

Residential houses, flats and units              0.002010 cents in the dollar
Retirement villages                                    0.001859 cents in the dollar
Commercial/Industrial                                0.004365 cents in the dollar
Farms                                                       0.001765 cents in the dollar
Vacant Land                                              0.004325 cents in the dollar
Cultural and Recreational                           0.002183 cents in the dollar

    Want more information on Capital Improved Value? See Property Valuations.

    In addition to the rate amount, the Municipal Charge for 2020/2021 is $76.48.

    Environmental Charges

    We apply environmental charges to residential properties. The charge relates the size of your garbage bin.

    We also provide an optional green waste service to residential properties.

    Further information on rates, municipal charge, and environmental charge can be found in the Annual Budget 2020-2021.