About rates

Where do my rates go?

Rates help pay for local services and facilities in the area including waste management, maintenance of roads, parks and gardens, library and community services, recreational facilities and civic events.

Below is a breakdown of where your rates go. For every $100, Council funds the following activities:


How are my rates calculated?

Rates are calculated from property valuations supplied by the NSW Valuer General. The calculation of rates is tied to the value of your property, and the limits placed on councils in setting rates.

Council uses the method of ad valorem and minimum rates. Under this method, a council must impose a rate per dollar (ad valorem) of land value, with a minimum amount.

The rate per dollar calculation uses the land's valuation and category.

If the valuation multiplied by the rate per dollar falls below the minimum rate, a minimum rate will be charged.