Rates Summary

Rates and charges in summary for 2020/2021

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 $115 per property, where charged.

Kerbside waste collection is $165 per 120 litre bin, and $228 per 240 litre bin.

Kerbside recycling collection is $100.00 per bin.

State Government Pensioner Rates Remission

  • Complete the form below:


    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.

    Card types
    • 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. Ratepayers who received a remission last financial year should automatically receive a remission this year. Please check this on your Annual Rate Notice which you will receive in July. The remission will be itemised as ‘Government Rebate’.

    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. Please note: Eligibility of the pensioner remission is determined by the state government’s Department of Treasury and Finance.

    TO APPLY

    Complete the online form below

    or an application for the Pension Rates Remission can be made at Council’s Customer Service Centre, 40 Main Street, Huonville.
  • Your Property ID can be found on your rates notice in the Property Valuation Detail section.
  • The Card Start Date appears on the front of your concession card
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, tiff.
  • Authorisation and Consent



    I authorise:

    The Huon Valley Council and the Department of Treasury and Finance to use Centrelink Confirmation eServices to perform a Centrelink/DVA enquiry of my Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs customer details and concession card status in order to enable the Huon Valley Council and Department of Treasury and Finance to determine if I qualify for a concession, rebate or service.

    Services Australia (the agency) to provide the results of that enquiry to the Huon Valley Council and the Department of Treasury and Finance

    I understand that:

    Services Australia will disclose personal information to the Huon Valley Council and the Department of Treasury and Finance including my name, address, payment type, payment status and concession card type and status to confirm my eligibility for the rates remission.

    This consent, once signed, remains valid while I am a customer of Huon Valley Council unless I withdraw it by contacting the Huon Valley Council or Services Australia. I can get proof of my circumstances/details from Services Australia and provide it to Huon Valley Council so my eligibility for rates remission can be determined.

    If I withdraw my consent or do not alternatively provide proof of my circumstances/details, I may not be eligible for the rates remission provided by Huon Valley Council.

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY

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