Your Rates Explained

Local Government Rates are levied annually to all rateable properties based on the basis of valuation applied to the property "Unimproved Valuation or Gross Rental Valuation" multiplied by the differential rate in the dollar ($).

Rates are a simple and effective way of paying for the development and improvement of vital community services, such as roads, footpaths, parks, libraries and leisure centres - just to name a few. The Annual Budget newsletter 2017/18(PDF, 3MB) outlines some of these services.

To ensure that all residents share in the maintenance of these services, the City charges a minimum rate. For more information about the minimum rate, please contact Rating Services on 9267 9160.