Rates and charges

Information regarding the rates and charges for the 2022-23 financial year.

General Rate

A General Rate of 10.50471 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area.

The General Rate has a maximum percentage increase cap of 2.6% for all rateable land in the municipal area except commercial, which is 1.6%.

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 is 1.04486 cents in the dollar of AAV for land within the permanent brigade rating district, varied to 1.30 cents in the dollar of AAV for land used for commercial purposes, 0.99 cents in the dollar for land used for industrial purposes, 0.94 cents in the dollar of AAV for land used for primary production purposes, 1.46 cents in the dollar of AAV for land used for public enterprise purposes, 0.89 cents in the dollar AAV for land used for residential purposes, 0.54 for land used for sporting or recreation facilities and 0.82 cents in the dollar of AAV for vacant land. The Fire Service Rate is 0.28 cents in the dollar of AAV for land within the Fern Tree volunteer brigade rating district and 0.25 cents in the dollar of AAV for all other land in the municipal area. The minimum fire levy is $44.

Waste Management Service Charge

The Waste Management Service Charge is $260 for residential properties and $520 for non-residential properties.

The Waste Management Service Charge includes funds for landfill rehabilitation works at McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre (the tip) that previously appeared on the Rates Notice as the Landfill Rehabilitation Service Charge.

State Government Landfill Levy Service Charge

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.

Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Collection Service Charge

Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) Collection Service Charge for residential properties which have received a green waste bin is $65.

For Residents who opt into a weekly collection service the charge is $150 per annum.

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 8.13% per annum, charged monthly.

All local government rates are exempt from GST.