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Victorian councils are in caretaker period from 22 September until 6.00pm on 24 October. This is the election period running up to the October 2020 (Local Government) Council election. The Local Government Act 2020 provides direction about what kind of information can be published by Council or using Council resources during this period. You may notice some changes to this website during this time
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.
Sign up to receive your future rates by email and also register to view all your past (back to 2015/16) and present rate notices online.
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.
A table to help you determine what amounts you will pay in rates
Surf Coast Shire spans the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and Protectors of this place. We acknowledge their ancestors who cared for the land, rivers and sea - and all of its creatures - for thousands of generations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future who continue on this path.
Surf Coast Shire Council
1 Merrijig Drive (PO Box 350)
Torquay Victoria Australia 3228
contact us online
03 5261 0600 (8.30am-5pm M-F)
03 5261 0525 (Fax)