Rates and charges

Rates and charges for the 2017–18 financial year

The current rate in the dollar of Assessed Annual Value (AAV) is 9.52 cents. This comprises the General Rate, Stormwater Removal Service Rate and Fire Service Rate.

General Rate

A General Rate of 7.75 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area. 

Stormwater Removal Service Rate

A Stormwater Removal Service Rate of 0.47 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area. 

Fire Service Rate

The City is required to collect this revenue on behalf of the state government, which it passes on to the Tasmania Fire Service. 

The Fire Service Rate of 1.30 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area. Rural properties receive a fire rebate of 1.01 cents in the dollar and properties in the Fern Tree area receive a fire rebate of 0.94 cents in the dollar. The minimum fire levy is $39.

Waste Management Service Charge

The Waste Management Service Charge is $250 for residential properties and $500 for non-residential properties.    

Green Waste Management Service Charge

The Green Waste Management Service Charge for residential properties which have received a green waste bin is $50.

Landfill Rehabilitation Service Charge

The Landfill Rehabilitation Service Charge is $50 for residential properties and $100 for non-residential properties. The funds go to landfill rehabilitation works at McRobies Gully Waste Management  Centre (the tip). 

Penalty and interest

Penalty of 3% flat will be charged on unpaid instalments in accordance with section 128(1)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 and thereafter interest at the rate of 8.72% per annum, charged monthly.

All local government rates are exempt from GST.