Rates and charges in summary for 2019/2020
Rates are based on each property’s Capital Value.
The General Rate is 0.29075 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $379.
The General Rate for Commercial purposes 0.544235 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $379.
The General Rate for Industrial Commercial purposes 0.462545 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $379.
The General Land Fire District Rate 0.012775 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $41.
The Volunteer Brigade Fire Rate 0.01595 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $41.
Stormwater Removal is $110 per property, where charged.
Kerbside waste collection is $162 per 120 litre bin, and $217 per 240 litre bin.
Kerbside recycling collection is $85.00 per bin.
State Government Pensioner Rates Remission
A rates remission is available to pensioners who are liable to pay the rates on the property they occupy as their principal place of residence as at 1 July of the financial year to which the rates relate, and who hold one of three types of cards issued by either Centrelink or DVA that has a ‘date of grant’ on or prior to 1 July of the year to which the rates rebate relates.
- Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
- Health Care Card (HCC)
- Repatriation Health Card – ie ‘Gold Card’ endorsed Total or Permanent Injury (TPI) or War Widow/Widower DVA
The Local Government (Rates and Charges Remissions) Act 1991 defines the holder of any of these three card types to be an eligible pensioner for rates remission purposes.
An Australian Government Seniors Health Card does not qualify the holder for a rates remission.
An application for the Pension Rates Remission is to be made at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 40 Main Street, Huonville. The concession card will need to be sighted as part of the application process.
If you think you may be eligible for a Pensioner Rates Remission and you have not received a Government rebate on your annual rates notice, please contact us.