Rates, fees & charges


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 2017-2018 Differential General Rates were adopted at the Special (Budget) Meeting on 26 June 2017.

Payment options

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

Receive your Rates and Water Usage 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.


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: 29 June 2018