My General Rates

Rates to be levied

The rate and amount of rates payable in relation to land in each category of differential are:
• A general rate of 0.2399% (0.2399 cents in the dollar of CIV) for all rateable residential properties
• A general rate of 0.31187% (0.31187 cents in the dollar of CIV) for all rateable commercial properties including properties with six or more bedrooms which are rented out as holiday accommodation
• A general rate of 0.26389% (0.26389 cents in the dollar of CIV) for all rateable tourist accommodation properties, that is properties having five or less bedrooms which are rented out as holiday accommodation.
• A general (concessional) rate of 0.059975% (0.059975 cents in the dollar of CIV) for all rateable cultural and recreational properties.

Residential land

Residential land is any land, which is:
• used primarily for residential purposes; or
• unoccupied but zoned Residential under the Borough of Queenscliffe Planning Scheme; and
• not Commercial land or Tourist Accommodation land

The objective of this differential rate is to ensure that all rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including (but not limited to) the:
• construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets
• development and provision of community services
• provision of general support services

The types and classes of rateable land within this differential rate are those having the relevant characteristics described above.

Commercial land

Commercial land is any land which is:
• used primarily for the carrying out the manufacture or production of, or trade in, goods or services (including accommodation); or
• unoccupied but zoned Business under the Borough of Queenscliffe Planning Scheme; and
• not Tourist Accommodation land

The objective of this differential rate is to ensure that all rateable commercial properties make an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including (but not limited) to the:
• Costs association with the Visitor Information Centre service and tourism promotion.
• Construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets
• Development and provision of community services
• Provision of general support services

The types and classes of rateable land within this differential rate are those having the relevant characteristics described above.

Tourist accommodation land

Tourist accommodation land is any land, which:
• Contains a dwelling, unit, cabin or house or part of a house, with five or less bedrooms available for holiday rental that is used, whether primarily or otherwise, to provide holiday accommodation;

The objective of this differential rate is to ensure that all smaller scale rateable tourist accommodation properties make an equitable and appropriate financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council including (but not limited) to the:
• Costs association with the Visitor Information Centre service and tourism promotion.
• Construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets
• Development and provision of community services
• Provision of general support services

The types and classes of rateable land within this differential rate are those having the relevant characteristics described above.