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Rates Information

To ensure consistency and equity in the levying of rates and charges we have a rating strategy. This provides for differential rates to be levied on the capital improved values of all rateable land to reflect the different standard, range and access to municipal services available to residents and ratepayers in different areas of the Shire.

Payment of Rates and Charges

  • The dates fixed for payment are the last days of September, November, February and May
  • Where the final day for payment occurs on a weekend or public holiday, payment is due on the next working day
  • Interest at the rate of 9.5% per annum will be charged on any rates and charges remaining unpaid after the due dates

Pension Concession

The Local Government Act 1989 provides that eligible pensioners shall receive a reduction of rates levied. Application must be made via an Application for Concession on Municipal Rates and Charges form.

If individual pension details have not changed, it is not necessary to re-apply for the concession each year.

Please visit www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions/ for further information regarding the concession and for the application form.

Please Note. A Health Care Card does not entitle the holder to a rate reduction.

Farm Rate Concessions

Ratepayers wishing to apply for exemption from the Municipal Charge (for multiple farm properties only) or application of the lower differential general rate (for farm land in the Parishes of North Hamilton and South Hamilton only) or requiring further information regarding the rating and valuation of their property are invited to contact the Rates Department.

For further information please contact Council's Rates Department.

Contact
Rates Department | Customer Service
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444
Email council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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