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.
- Revenue Statement for 2018-2019 Financial Year (includes rating categories and descriptions) ( PDF, 0.45 MB )
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.
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.
- View Council's 2018-2019 fees and charges .