Rate notice issue and calculation

Council issues rate notices quarterly in July, October, January and April and they are due and payable 30 days after the issue date on the notice.

To check payments made or to view your current rates balance Login/register for eServices. If you are wanting a copy of your rates notice, contact Council

How are rates calculated

A rate notice may contain some or all the following rates and charges. Further details on the charges outlined are included in the current year's Budget and Operational Plan - Revenue Statement.

General rate

Each property is placed in a differential rating category for calculating the general rate. Differential rating categories are explained further in the Revenue Statement. 

The General rate is calculated on each property by multiplying the land valuation by the rate in the dollar for its respective differential rating category.

Council will apply a minimum general rate where applicable and, in some cases, cap the increase from the previous year's rate for each differential rating category.

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) issues the land valuation for each property each year and advises property owners accordingly.

Regional infrastructure separate charge

This charge is used to enhance and rehabilitate transport and stormwater infrastructure to benefit the entire region.

Garbage charge (waste management)

This charge covers the cost associated with collection and disposal of rubbish from wheelie bins and bulk bins, and the operational costs of Council's waste disposal facilities.

The annual charge depends on the type of service provided.

Special charges

Special rates are charged for services, facilities and activities that have an association with particular properties within the region.  Council's special rates include:

  • Rural Fire Brigade special charge
  • Rural Recycling and Waste Management special charge
  • Commercial Waste Management special charge
  • North Lakes enhanced services special charge
  • Newport canal maintenance special charge
  • Pacific Harbour canal maintenance special charge
  • Bribie Gardens canal maintenance special charge
  • Redcliffe Aerodrome special charge.

Emergency management levy

Councils collect the Emergency Management Levy on behalf of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. It is levied to owners of prescribed properties in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990.

For further details on the calculation of this levy contact Council.