Rates, valuation and charges

your investment in your community - houses, workers, building projects

Rates are a general purpose levy, which contribute to more than 120 services plus essential infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, parks, gardens, libraries and sports facilities.

Choose from full payment, by instalment, direct debit options and more.

More about additional charges like municiple rates, recycling and rubbish collection and the fire services levy.

We use Capital Improved Value (CIV) for the calculation of rates, which is determined by independent valuers.

Ratepayers are legally required to advise us of any changes in ownership and mailing address.

Rates assistance and hardships

There are a number of different arrangements for rate payment depending on your personal situation.

Property valuations

Every year a general property revaluation is conducted by the Valuer-General Victoria.

These valuations are provided to the City for rating purposes.

More about property valuation, supplementary valuation and Land tax.

A pie chart of how $100 of rates contributions will be spent this on services

What services do my rates pay for?

Our budget explains how your rates are spent.

Rate capping

About rate capping.