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
  • 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 new levy on your rates notice this year for waste and resource recovery. The new 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.

Get your rate notice via email - eNotices

The City is introducing eNotices to replace the email notices. eNotices are offered to all City of Hobart ratepayers.

The symbol and information on how to register will appear on the front of the annual rate notice.

The eNotice platform will enable 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.

If you would like to continue receiving your rates notice electronically, please subscribe to this service by 31 July 2022.

BPAY View

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.