Rate Notices 2021-2022

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Rates notices for the 2021-2022 financial year have now been issued. 

Federation Council has adopted a new common rating structure for all properties across the Federation Council area. The new structure will apply from 1 July 2021.

Each property will be levied general rates using the following formula: Base rate of $348 + ad valorem based on the value of the land and whether the property is farmland, residential or business. This change follows an extensive period of analysis and engagement in relation to available options for harmonising general rates across the Federation Council area.

Council levies general rates on all properties across the Federation Council area. These funds contribute to the costs of delivering numerous services to the community.

Under the new rating structure residential ratepayers will continue to contribute 49% of the total $8.9m in general rates collected, with farmland ratepayers contributing 42% and business ratepayers contributing 9%.

For further information on your rates notices, including how your rates are calculated, where your rates go, and the rates harmonisation project, view the flyer below.