Rates calculations

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2023/2024 calculation

Rating Categories Rate in Dollar (cents in $) Annual Charge


Commercial/Industrial Rate

Municipal Charge
Levied on all properties to help pay for administration costs

Garbage Charges - Urban
Levied on all urban properties

Garbage Charges - Rural
An optional levy on all rural properties choosing to use this service



Ms Smith owns a house that was valued at $800,000.

For a general residential property the rate is .0013475.

General rates calculation: $800,000 x .0013475 = $1,078.00

Ms. Smith would pay $1,078.00 in general rates, $225 municipal charge and $491 garbage charge bringing it to a total rates and charges of $1,794.00.

Ms Smith's rates notice will also include a fire services levy, which Council collects on behalf of State Government.