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Rates - Frequently Asked Questions

Rates contribute towards the many public work projects undertaken by the City.

As well as the upkeep and maintenance of the City’s investment in infrastructure such as roads, paths, parks and sports grounds, rates also help fund the many community services the City provides, such as recreational facilities, meals on wheels, aged care facilities, libraries, arts and events programs.

A list of ‘frequently asked questions’ related to Rates are below. For more information please contact the City’s Rating Services on 9397 3000.

Consequence of non payment of rates

What happens when Rates are not paid?

Specified Area Rates

What are Specified Area Rates?

Change of personal details

What are your obligations if your property changes ownership or you change your address?

Charges on your Rates Notice

Rubbish Bin Charges are included in the Rate Notice - and other charges may also be included, when relevant.

GST and Interest on overdue rates

Is GST payable on Council Rates? Is interest charged on overdue rates?