Fire danger ratings and total fire bans are declared by the Country Fire Authority (CFA).
Find out more about fire danger ratings and total fire bans
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Rates and charges are determined in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and Valuation of Land Act 1960. Council's Revenue department handles all questions about rates and is happy to discuss any issues or concerns you might have.
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Payment options, dates for payment and other payment information.
A table to help you determine what amounts you will pay in rates
Common questions we get about rates and payments.
Find forms for change of address, farm rate, defferral, history, direct debit and more on the forms page
If you don't agree with your property valuation or classification you can object and we will investigate.
Payment options for rates, pet registration and debtor payments.
Your rates may go up or down depending on the results of a yearly revaluation.
Sometimes funding for a project can not be provided by Council alone. In these cases we implement a Special Charge Scheme to help offset the cost by getting extra funding from the people who benefit most from infrastructure works.
Surf Coast Shire Council
1 Merrijig Drive (PO Box 350)
Torquay Victoria Australia 3228
03 5261 0600