Rates and charges in summary for 2018/2019
Rates are based on each property’s Capital Value.
The General Rate is 0.322245 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $358.
The General Rate for Commercial purposes 0.531392 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $358.
The General Rate for Industrial Commercial purposes 0.451663 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $358.
The General Land Fire District Rate 0.013656 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $40.
The Volunteer Brigade Fire Rate 0.017505 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value, with a minimum charge of $40.
Stormwater Removal is $106 per property, where charged.
Kerbside waste collection is $156 per 120 litre bin, and $209 per 240 litre bin.
Kerbside recycling collection is $81.00 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.