Interest Charges

If an instalment is not paid on or before the due date, the instalment will become overdue and will be known as "Rates in Arrears". Rates in Arrears will be subject to daily interest in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 at the interest rate approved by the Minister for Local Government.

The interest percentage will be shown on the front of your Rate Notice. For the financial year 2016-17 this percentage is set at 8% per annum. Rates in Arrears may also be subject to recovery proceedings by Council and may incur recovery costs.

Address Change (Postal) for Property Owner

If your current postal address is different from the address shown on the front of the Rate Notice, please notify Council’s Rates Section immediately. Notification can be made by fax or post. Change of Address forms can be obtained from Council's Customer Service Centre. Council will not accept notifications of change of address over the telephone.

Address Change (Postal) for Managing Agent

Council will accept a letter or fax from the Managing Agent, on behalf of the property owner to change the forwarding address. Notification can be made by fax or post. Change of Address forms can be obtained from Council's Customer Service Centre. Council will not accept notifications of change of address over the telephone.

Domestic Waste Management Charge

Council must levy a separate charge for domestic waste management services. The cost of these services cannot be financed from ordinary rates and the charge must be sufficient to recover the reasonable costs of providing the services.

Domestic waste management charges include garbage, clean-up and recycling services.

Domestic waste management charges are exempt from Goods and Services Tax (GST), under Division 81, determination entitled A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) (Exempt Taxes, Fees and Charges) Determination 2001.

Name Change on the Rate Notice

If you have changed your name that appears on your Rate Notice (example, by way of marriage or Deed Poll), you must contact the Land and Property Information (LPI) NSW office.

The Land and Property Information (LPI) NSW office will require a copy of all supporting documentations to process the alteration to your name.

The Land and Property Information (LPI) NSW office will alter the deeds and notify Council.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Council Rates and Domestic Waste Service charges are all exempt from the GST in accordance with A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) (Exempt Taxes, Fees and Charges) Determination 2001 (No 4) Division 81.