Often things alter in our lives – moving house, changing name – and there are a long list of services and organisations to be notified. One of these is Council. We've made it easy to update your details and ensure that your rates notices are sent to you in a timely and efficient manner.
It's important to make sure that you have evidence of any changes to your name, occupancy or address so that Council can verify the update.
If you've recently changed your name by marriage, deed poll or some other process, make sure you've got documentary evidence of your change. If you've changed occupancy or address, then make sure you've got written advice from a solicitor, a notice of disposition/acquisition and/or a copy of your title.
Fill out and sign the change of name/occupancy/address form, making sure you've attached the necessary documentation.
Click here to download this form.(PDF, 264KB) You can submit this form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff VIC 3225.
Council's nominee appointment form enables enquiries and property information to be transferred between Council and the company nominee. The nominee is then automatically entitled to a vote at Council elections, although voting is only compulsory if they live in the Borough.
It's important to note that only one nominee per company can be appointed, even if the company owns multiple properties. It's also the responsibility of the company to notify Council if there are any changes to the nominee status, and to submit signed evidence of any changes on company letterhead.
Click here to download(PDF, 116KB) and fill out the company nominee appointment/notification form, making sure that it is signed by the company director, secretary and nominee.
Liability for unpaid rates remains with the owner recorded with the Council until a Notice of Disposition (Transferor) and Notice of Acquisition (Transferee) are received from the transferor's and the transferee's solicitors.
Failure to submit a notice within 28 days carries a penalty of $1,000.