Frequently Asked Questions

See below for all of our frequently asked questions relating to Council's rates.

Why do I have to pay Council rates and charges?

How does Council determine how much you have to pay in rates and charges?

How does Council decide which category your property is in?

What if you don’t agree with the land value of your property?

Who decides whether rates will increase?

Can your rates increase by more than the rate-peg percentage?

Are all rates, charges and levies limited by rate-pegging?

Do you have to pay a domestic waste management service charge if you don’t use the service?

What if you cannot afford to pay your rates?

Can you be exempt from paying council rates?

What concessions or rebates are available for pensioners?

Page last updated on: 18/12/14

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