Your rates provide around 58 per cent of Council’s total annual income, which helps to deliver more than 100 services to residents.
This income funds various Council services, including:
- home and community care for elderly and disabled residents
- maternal and child health
- maintaining roads, footpaths, parks and gardens
- maintaining sports grounds and leisure centres
This year, the average rate increase is 2.5 per cent. This has been set by the state government for all councils in Victoria under the new Fair Go rate-capping legislation. The 2.5 per cent rate increase will raise total rate revenue to $118.59 million.
Council’s rating year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June.
Council rates notices are sent out each year in late August.
When Are My Rates Due?
You can choose to pay your rates in a lump sum (the total amount in one payment), or in four instalments.
If you choose to pay a lump sum, your rates are due on Monday 17 February 2020.
If you choose to pay your rates in instalments (smaller amounts spread over a period of time), the due dates for each amount are:
- Monday 30 September 2019
- Monday 2 December 2019
- Friday 28 February 2020
- Monday 1 June 2020
For more information, email the Rates Department or call us on 9262 6292.
How To Receive Your Rates Electronically
Council has two ways you can register to receive your rate notice electronically.