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Rates, Fees and Charges
Rates, Fees and Charges
Your rates and charges help to pay for a wide range of facilities and services in the Livingstone Shire, such as:
looking after our beaches, parks and sporting grounds;
maintaining our roads;
supplying water and sewerage services;
running and maintaining our libraries; community centres, and halls;
and maintaining many other programs.
Rates Notices are issued twice a year (
Water Notices are issued quarterly - four times a year (
January/February, April, July/August
Ratepayers should contact Council if they do not receive a notice at the expected times.
Council offer a number of payment options, including pre-payment of your rates using periodic direct debits.
PLEASE NOTE: All Related Documents, Relevant Forms and Frequently Asked Questions can be found below.
Annual Land Valuations
Annual Land Valuations are issued by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy in accordance with the
Land Valuation Act 2010
The most recent valuations that effect local government rating, state land tax and state land rental purposes are effective from 30 June 2017.
If you any queries or would like any further general valuation information, please visit:
Debtor Account Application Form
Direct Debit Form
Direct Debit Terms and Conditions
Landfill Debtor Account Application
Nature Refuge Rates Rebate Application
Notice of Objection Against Categorisation
Notification of Owner-Occupier/Principal Place of Residence Status Application Form
Pensioner Rate Subsidies Application Form
Rate Remission Application Form For Not-For-Profit / Community Organisations
Rates Credit Refund Request - Rates and Water Assessments
Rates Information Request - Rates and Water Payment/Notices
Rates Payment Transfer Request - Rates and Water Assessments
What is Owner-Occupier Status?
What is the difference between Owner Occupied and Non Owner Occupied differential rating categories?
Why did I get the letter Non Owner Occupied Categorisation with my Rates Notice (issued 1st August 2018)?
What must I do if it is my principal place of residence?
What must I do if it is not my principal place of residence?
What is deemed as suitable supporting documentation for Owner Occupier Status?
What if I am purchasing a new property and it is Non Owner Occupied?
When will I receive my rates and water notices?
How much is the discount on general rates?
How do I get the discount on my rates?
Can I pay my rates in advance?
What happens if I can’t pay my rates by the due date?
Will I have to pay interest on my overdue rates?
What is a Supplementary Rate notice?
Who values my property?
Rate Subsidies and Concessions
Rates, Levies and Charges
Fees and Charges
Electronic Rate Notices and Pay Rates
Government Emergency Levy
Principal Place of Residence - Status for Rating
How to check your Rates or Water Balance
Payment Options and Agreements to Pay
Objections to Rate Category Classification
Payment Dates and Discount
Your Rate Notice Explained
Waste Disposal Levy