Rate notices

Your annual rate notice shows the total rates due for the current financial year. It also includes the breakdown of the charges, including:

  • General Rate
  • Stormwater Removal Service Rate
  • Waste Management Service Charge
  • Food Organics Garden Organics Service Charge
  • a one-off bin charge if a house has been erected on vacant land to cover the cost of the bin.

The annual notice also shows the Fire Service Rate. This is not a charge by the City of Hobart. The City is required to collect this revenue on behalf of the state government and it is passed onto the Tasmania Fire Service.

You will notice a levy on your rates notice for waste and resource recovery. The waste levy of $10 per household and $20 per non-residential is a State Government levy that The City of Hobart is required to collect and administer on behalf of the State Government. The levy will be used by The State Government to fund various waste management programs and projects across Tasmania.

Some properties are entitled to a rebate of one or more of these charges due to the service not being provided to the property. If this is the case the rates notice will first show the charge and then the rebate of that charge.

If you do not receive a food organics garden organics service the Food Organics Garden Organics Service Charge will not appear on your rates notice.

If you are entitled to a pensioner discount on your property it will be shown on your rates notice.

Differential Rates

For the 2023-24 financial year, the City of Hobart has introduced a differential rating model to continue to address the disparity in rate collections from the 2021 municipal revaluation.

This model includes a differential rate for properties used as short stay visitor accommodation and vacant residential land. The introduction of this new differential rating is to retain housing stock, ensure contribution to Council services from owners of residential land used for commercial short stay accommodations and encourage development of vacant land.

Get your rate notice via email - eNotices

The City has introduced eNotices to replace the email notices. eNotices are offered to all City of Hobart ratepayers.

The eNotice platform enables you to change your contact details, manage what rate notices you are receiving via which method, and obtain copies of notices. This can be done 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

You can access eNotices here:


Please note: to register you will need the eNotices reference number from your latest notice, as shown below:

eNotices Reference Number


BPAY View sends your rate notices straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. You can find out more about BPAY View from the BPAY View webpage.