Calculate your rates

An example of a calculation of rates and charges for 2023/24 for a residential property with a land value of $175,000:

Annual Rates
Residential Rate (175,000 x 0.00088110) $154.19
Residential Base Amount $606
Annual Charges
Domestic Waste - Urban (3 bins) $437
Stormwater Residential $25
Water Access Residential 20mm $236
Wastewater Charge Residential $1,063
Total Rates & Charges for 2023/24
this does not include water consumption

Approximate Rates Calculator

To get an estimation of residential rates, please enter your land value below as a number and press the Tab key.

(Note: enter land value as numerals e.g.: enter $175,000 as 175000)


Please note this is an approximate rate calculator and does not constitute a formal calculation of your rates.


2023/24 Ordinary Rates

Council levies an ordinary rate (cents in the dollar value) on the unimproved land value for each parcel of rateable land, plus a base amount for each property in the Council area. The table below is just the base rate: waste, water, wastewater are also included in your rates notice (see second table).

Rating Category Base Amount Rate - Cents in the dollar
Residential $606 0.0008811
Business $606 0.0052606
Farmland $606 0.0007816

2023/24 Residential Charges (business charges not included)

Domestic Waste  
Domestic Waste – Urban (3 bins) $437
Domestic Waste – Rural (2 bins) $381
Domestic Waste – Vacant Land $47
Additional Bin – Waste Urban collected fortnightly $130
Additional Bin – Waste Rural collected weekly $260
Additional Bin – Recycling collected fortnightly $105
Additional Bin – Garden/Organics collected fortnightly $184
Water Residential Access Charges  
Not Connected – Vacant Land (minimum charge) $236
20mm water meter $236
25mm water meter $368
On Site Sewage Management Fee – Septic Tanks $75
Residential Wastewater Charge $1,063
Residential Wastewater Charge – Not Connected (Vacant Land) $803
Stormwater Residential per property $25
Stormwater Strata Lot (Residential) per property $12.50


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