Rates Information & Pensioner Rate Remission
Installments, pensioner remissions, levies, payment arrangements and rate calculations
Council's financial year commences on 1 July 2020 and ends on 30 June 2021. Rates notices are mailed at the end of July each year and are payable by four installments:
• 30 August 2020
• 30 October 2020
• 29 January 2021
• 31 March 2021
Council offers a number of convenient payment options. Click here to make a rates payment
State Government Pensioner Rate Remission
The State Government's Pensioner Rates Remission provides a remission for Council rates. To be eligible to receive a remission, you must, as at
1 July each year:
1. Be the owner and occupier of the property for which you are claiming a remission and the property must be your principal place of residence.
2. Have one of the following valid cards:
• Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
• Health Care Card (HCC) - Seniors Health Care Cards do not qualify
• Department of Veteran Affairs "Gold Card" (must be endorsed War Widow or TPI)
Applications for Pensioner Rate Remissions must be received by 31 March to receive the remission that financial year.
(eg. applications for the 2020/2021 financial year must be received no later than 31 March 2020). Retrospective applications can be submitted, however conditions apply. For more information on retrospective applications phone Council on 6393 5300.
Late payments and payment arrangements
Rate payments or installments that are not received on or before the due date accrue an interest charge of 6.18% per annum, applied at a daily rate of 1.86c per $100, per day. This is payable on outstanding rates or installments for the period they remain unpaid.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the Rates Manager on 6393 5300 to make alternative payment arrangements. Interest charges will still apply to late payments or installments.
Rates are calculated on each property's Assessed Annual Value, which is determined by the State Government's Office of the Valuer General. New valuations occur every six years.
Revenue from the General rate is used to fund a range of services such as maintenance and construction of roads and bridges, animal control, building and planning services and community facilities.
Waste Management Charges
All properties pay a fixed Waste Infrastructure Contribution, towards the costs associated with the provision of refuse sites and transfer stations. Where a kerbside waste and recycling bin collection service is available, residents pay an additional waste charge.
Kerbside Bin Collection
Where a kerbside bin collection service is available, residents pay an annual charge. The kerbside bin collection charge is payable in addition to the Waste Infrastructure Contribution. The kerbside bin collection charge and the Waste Infrastructure Charge are added together and appear as a single fee on your rates notice.
Fire Service Rates
Fire Service Rates are collected by Council on behalf of the Tasmanian State Government as a contribution towards the funding of the State Fire Commission operations across various districts.
Need more information?
Council's Valuations, Rates and Charges brochure is reviewed annually and contains information about the calculation of rates, remissions and methods of payment.