How are my rates and charges calculated?

A new rating system has applied to Council rates and charges from 1 July 2016, including a rate cap introduced by the State Government on general rates, but excluding waste management. The rate cap for the 2019/20 financial year is 2.5%. More information about the State Government's rate cap system, including a short video, is available on the Vic Councils website here.

Council adopted a Rating Strategy for the 2019/20 financial year in June 2019. The 2019/20 Rating Strategy includes the following key changes:

  • An increase in the additional pension rebate from $70 to $120.

These changes became effective on Monday 1 July 2019. Click here to read more about Council's 2019/20 Rating Strategy.