Rates Information

Installments, pensioner remissions, levies, payment arrangements and rate calculations

Council's financial year commences on 1 July 2022 and ends on 30 June 2023. Rates notices are mailed at the end of July each year and are payable by four installments:

Instalment 1: 31 August 2022
Instalment 2:
31 October 2022
Instalment 3:
31 January 2023
Instalment 4:
31 March 2023

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Late payments and payment arrangements

An interest charge of 8.13% annually, applied at the daily rate of 0.02226% 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

General Rate
The General Rate funds the range of services Council provides for the benefit of all residents such as maintenance of roads, provision of community facilities, parks, recreation facilities, animal management, building and environmental health services.

Varied Rates
From 2022-23 adjustments to the AAV by the Valuer-General will increase the values of the Primary Production property Land Use Class (LUC) by 60%, Residential LUC by 30%, Vacant land by 75% and all other LUCs rising by 10%.

Council is required to use the adjusted values for calculating General Rates. However, major increases that affect one property class more than another can result in significant shifts in General Rates. To reduce the impact of these increases, Council has determined to apply “varied rates” under Section 107 of the Local Government Act 1993. This means separate rates will apply to the Residential, Primary Production and all remaining Land Use Classes.

This ‘varied rates’ approach allows the changes from increased values to be moderated and more equitably applied to General Rates changes from the AAV applied progressively in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 financial years.

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 kerbside bin collection areas, to pay for collection and disposal of waste in the form of Garbage, 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 garbage bin.

Pensioner Rebates
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.

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Council's Ratepayer Information brochure is reviewed annually and contains information about the calculation of rates, remissions and methods of payment.

Ratepayer Information Brochure 2022-23