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Rates Enquiries

Telephone: (03) 6238 2787
Fax: (03) 6234 7109
Email: rates@hobartcity.com.au

GPO Box 503, Hobart TAS 7001

Methods of Payment


Rating Information

All properties within the Hobart Municipal area are valued by the Valuer General in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act 2001 to determine a property's land value, its capital value and its assessed annual value.


The assessed annual value (AAV) of a property is the estimated yearly rental value of the property.

Land value

Land value is the value of the property excluding all visible improvements such as buildings, structure, fixtures, roads, etc.

Capital value

Capital value is the total value of the property and includes the land value.

Planning a change or alteration?

If you are contemplating any change or alteration to your house, including extensions, demolitions or even building a new house, an important step in the process is to find out whether your proposal requires Council planning, building or plumbing approval prior to the commencement of work.

The Government Valuation Office undertakes revaluations for any change or alteration to your property. Once Council has been notified of these changes and approval given, the Government Valuation Office will be notified to revalue the property and an updated rates notice will be issued.

How are your Rates calculated?

The value that is directly relevant to your rates is the assessed annual value (AAV) or, put simply, the estimated yearly rental value of your property (net of GST, tax and Council rates).

If you do not agree with the AAV of your property, an objection may be lodged with the Office of the Valuer-General. The lodgement of an objection however does not alter the requirement to pay rates when due.

Hobart underwent a revaluation in 2014 and the calculated AAVs were applied from 1 July 2015. 

Council calculates the majority of the total rates charged on your property by multiplying the AAV by a rate of 'cents in the dollar'.

The cents in the dollar is derived by dividing the rating income required by Council to deliver its services (determined by Council's budget) by the total of all AAVs in Hobart.

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001