Rates and Property HomeLiving HereRates and Property Rates Have Been Issued Rates have been issued. Pay by Wednesday 11 October to receive your discount. Receive Your Rates and Water Notices Electronically You can now register to receive your rates and/or water notices electronically, to your preferred email address. Register here If a change of postal address is required, please complete a Change of Postal/Residential Address form. Revenue Statement 2017/18 A new Revenue Statement is prepared each year. View 2017/2018 Revenue Statement Rating Category Statement View the 2017/2018 Rating Category Statement Water Charges Find out more about water charges for Western Downs. Concession to Natural Gas Customers (Carbon Tax Repeal) Gas Charges and the The Repeal of the Carbon Tax – Substantiation Notice Concession to Natural Gas Customers – Written Statement Substantiation Notice Competition Consumer Act 2010 Concession to Natural Gas Customers – Written Statement Substantiation Notice Competition Consumer Act 2010 – Appendix Two Emergency Management Fire and Rescue EMFR Levy Fact Sheet – Emergency Management Fire and Rescue EMFR Levy Rating Information Rates and charges are levied twice a year. General rates are calculated using the relevant rate in the dollar (for each rating category as determined at Council’s annual budget meeting) multiplied by the unimproved value of the rateable property. Most rate/charge payments received by Council or its appointed agents prior to the close of business on the due date specified on the rate notice will attract a discount of 5%. Payment of all relevant rates and charges must be made in full by due date to receive discount. Discount does not apply to fire levies, special rates and charges or interest charges. Interest on overdue rates and charges shall be levied at a rate of 11% p.a compounding daily and will apply to all rates and charges which remain outstanding 30 days after the due date for payment. Requests for changes of address must be in writing and signed by the owner. State and Council remissions of gross rates and charges will be provided to eligible pensioners where the balance of rates/charges (with the exception of special rates and charges, rural fire levies, charges on land and interest charges) are paid in the current year. Applications for pensioner remissions close on the discount date each period. Domestic gas notices are levied every three months. Full details are provided in the Rating Category Statement supplied with the first rates levy each financial year.