Calculate your rates

An example of a calculation of rates and charges for 2021/22 for a residential property with a land value of $175,000:

Annual Rates
Residential Rate (175,000 x 0.0015702) $274.78
Residential Base Amount $572
Annual Charges
Domestic Waste - Urban (3 bins) $415.00
Stormwater Residential $25.00
Water Access Residential 20mm $216.00
Wastewater Charge Residential $1,037.00
Total Rates & Charges for 2021/22
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.


2021/22 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 $572 0.0015702
Business $572 0.0073781
Farmland $572 0.0012982

2021/22 Residential Charges (business charges not included)

Domestic Waste  
Domestic Waste – Urban (3 bins) $415
Domestic Waste – Rural (2 bins) $362
Domestic Waste – Vacant Land $45
Additional Bin – Waste Urban collected fortnightly $124
Additional Bin – Waste Rural collected weekly $247
Additional Bin – Recycling collected fortnightly $100
Additional Bin – Garden/Organics collected fortnightly $175
Water Residential Access Charges  
Not Connected – Vacant Land (minimum charge) $216
20mm water meter $216
25mm water meter $337
On Site Sewage Management Fee – Septic Tanks $67
Residential Wastewater Charge $1,037
Residential Wastewater Charge – Not Connected (Vacant Land) $783
Stormwater Residential per property $25
Stormwater Strata Lot (Residential) per property $12.50


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