Calculate your rates

An example of a calculation of rates and charges for 2019/20 for a residential property with a land value of $175,000:

Annual Rates
Residential Rate (175,000 x 0.0018449) $322.86
Residential Base Amount $549.00
Annual Charges
Domestic Waste - Urban (3 bins) $393.00
Stormwater Residential $25.00
Water Access Residential 20mm $204.00
Wastewater Charge Residential $1,001.00
Total Rates & Charges for 2019/20 
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.


2019/20 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 $549 0.0018449
Business $549 0.0085033
Farmland $549 0.0015728

2019/20 Residential Charges (business charges not included)

Domestic Waste  
Domestic Waste – Urban (3 bins) $393
Domestic Waste – Rural (2 bins) $343
Domestic Waste – Vacant Land $43
Additional Bin – Waste Urban $118
 Additional Bin – Waste Rural $234
 Additional Bin – Recycling $118
Additional Bin – Garden/Organic $234
Water Residential Access Charges  
Not Connected – Vacant Land (minimum charge) $204
20mm water meter $204
25mm water meter $318
Residential Multiple Occupancy - 1st dwelling
(not separately metered)
Residential Multiple Occupancy - 2nd and subsequent dwellings
(not separately metered)
On Site Sewage Management Fee – Septic Tanks $61
Residential Wastewater Charge $1,001
Residential Wastewater Charge – Not Connected (Vacant Land) $755
Stormwater Residential per property $25
Stormwater Strata Lot (Residential) per property $12.50


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