Rates, fees & charges

Rates

Council raises most of its revenue from rates levied against residential and commercial properties. This revenue funds more than 400 services and functions - from water and sewerage, to roads, parks, libraries and leisure facilities. Under the Local Government Act, numerous regulatory responsibilities are devolved to Council by the Queensland Government.

The 2018-2019 Differential General Rates were adopted at the Special (Budget) Meeting on 25 June 2018.

Payment options

Council offers a variety of convenient payment options for rates, water billing, infringements, animal registration and other invoices (sundry debtors).

Rates/Water notices by email

Council offers you the convenience of receiving your Rates and Water Usage Notices by email. This is an opt-in service. You will need your assessment number/s to register.

Pensioner subsidy & remission

Eligible pensioners may be entitled to the State Government subsidy on rates and charges levied by Council, and the Council Pensioner Remission of the General Rate.

Budget

Council's 2018-2019 Budget was handed down at a Special (Budget) Meeting on 25 June 2018.

Previous years' Budget documents, including Revenue Statement and Rates and Charges, can be viewed in the Publications & Reports area.

Fees and charges

Council's statutory fees and commercial charges are set each financial year and take effect from 1 July.

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Last updated: 04 December 2018