Installments, pensioner remissions, levies, payment arrangements and rate calculations
Council's financial year commences on 1 July 2023 and ends on 30 June 2024. Rates notices are mailed at the end of July each year and are payable by four installments:
Instalment 1: 31 August 2023
Instalment 2: 31 October 2023
Instalment 3: 31 January 2024
Instalment 4: 29 March 2024
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Late payments and payment arrangements
An interest charge of 9.85% annually, applied at the daily rate of 0.026986% will be payable in respect of the unpaid rates or instalment for the period during which it is unpaid. If you are having difficulties paying your rates and charges, please contact Council on 6393 5300 to discuss payment arrangements and rates relief options, prior to the due date of the first instalment.
Understanding the charges listed on your rates notice
The General Rate funds the range of services Council provides for the benefit of all residents such as maintenance of roads, provision of community and recreation facilities, parks and animal management, building and environmental health services.
In June 2022, Council received adjusted property values from the Valuer General to apply from 1 July 2022. Primary Production properties Land Use Class (LUC) increased by 60%, Residential LUC by 30%, Vacant Land by 75% and all other LUC’s by 10%. To moderate the impact of these adjusted values, Council applied ‘varied rates’ for the 2022-23 financial year, under section 107 of the Local Government Act 1993. This approach allowed the increased values to be more equitably applied.
For the 2023-24 financial year, all properties will receive the same general rate charge of 5.012 cents per $ of AAV, regardless of their LUC.
Tasmanian Government Fire Service Rates
Council is required to collect the Fire Service Rate on behalf of the Tasmanian State Government to help fund the Tasmanian Fire Service.
Waste Management Contribution
This is a fixed annual charge applied to all properties and funds the operational costs of waste management including Council’s landfill sites, transfer stations and site rehabilitation works. If you do not receive a bin collection service, only the Waste Management Contribution will be
listed on your rates notice.
Bin Collection Services
These charges apply for properties in bin collection areas to pay for collection and disposal of household waste, recycling and FOGO (where available). The charge is added to the Waste Management Contribution (above) so it appears as a single charge on your rates notice. Charges vary, depending on the size of your waste bin.
The Tasmanian Government provides eligible pensioners with discounts on the General Rate and the Fire Service Rate. If you have applied and are eligible for these discounts, they will be listed on your rates notice as Pensioner Rebate and Pensioner Rebate Fire Service Rate and will appear as a deduction.
Need more information?
Council's Ratepayer Information brochure is reviewed annually and contains information about the calculation of rates, remissions and methods of payment: