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Rates and Property

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.

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If a change of postal address is required, please complete a Change of Postal/Residential Address form.

 

Revenue Statement 2015/16

A new Revenue Statement is prepared each year.

View 2015/2016 Revenue Statement

 

Rating Category Statement

View the 2016/2017 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.