How Are My Rates Calculated?

All land within a Council area, except for land specifically exempt (eg Crown Land, Council occupied land and other land prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999 - refer section 147 of the Act) is rateable.

The Local Government Act provides for a Council to raise revenue for the broad purposes of the Council through a general rate, which applies to all rateable properties, or through differential general rates, which apply to classes of properties. The Council also raises revenue through fees and charges.

The Council adopted at its meeting held 20 June 2018:

  • Capital Valuations of the Valuer-General for rating purposes totalling $2,280,598,480.
  • General rate in the dollar of 0.3442  
  • Minimum rate of $597
  • Community Wastewater Management Scheme:
    • $596 per annum on all occupied land; and
    • Service Charge of $509 per annum on all vacant land
  • Mobile Garbage Bin Service Charge of $248

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291

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