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Understanding property rates

Your rates comprise of a number of charges:

The General Charge

This is applied uniformly and calculated as cents in the dollar of Capital Improved Value (CIV). For 2019/2020:

  • The differential general rate is 0.4631 percent on all rateable land in the parishes of North Hamilton and South Hamilton excluding farm land
  • The differential general rate is 0.3705 percent in all rateable farm land in the parishes of North Hamilton and South Hamilton
  • The differential general rate is 0.3705 percent on all other rateable land in the Shire

A Municipal Charge

This contributes towards the administrative costs of running the Council. This charge is $200 for 2019/2020.

A Kerbside Service Charge

This is for the Kerbside collection and disposal of refuse (general waste and recycling) in designated townships and along collection routes. For 2019/2020 the charge is $295 for the Balmoral, Branxholme, Byaduk, Byaduk North, Cavendish, Coleraine, Dunkeld, Glenthompson, Hamilton, Penshurst and Tarrington urban areas.

An Organic Waste Charge

This is an elective service for collection and disposal of organic waste in the townships of Hamilton and Tarrington. This charge is $95 for 2019/2020.

A Special Rate (YDA)

A special rate of 0.0335 percent of each dollar of the Capital Improved Value be made on all rateable land within the Yatchaw Drainage Area.

For more information regarding rates, please contact the 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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