Council rates, fees and charges can be viewed and downloaded from the links below.
The Local Government Act, section 152 requires Council to maintain and make public a register of land assessments. This register is available below. A ratepayer can request that their name or address (or both) are suppressed from the public register.
Section 153 of the Act requires ratepayers to supply information to Council and Section 154 explains the process to correct a record.
153 Notifications to be given by ratepayers
(1) A person who becomes the principal ratepayer for a particular allotment within a council area must, within 28 days of doing so, give the CEO written notice of that fact and of the person's postal address. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) If the principal ratepayer's postal address changes, the principal ratepayer must, within 28 days of the change, give the CEO written notice of the new address. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) A person who ceases to be the principal ratepayer for a particular allotment within a council area must, within 28 days of doing so, give the CEO written notice of that fact. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4) An offence against subsection (1), (2) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.
154 Correction of record
(1) A person may apply to the council for the correction of an entry in the assessment record.
(2) The application may be made on any one or more of the following grounds:
(a) the entry wrongly classifies an allotment that is not rateable as rateable land;
(b) the entry should, but does not, classify an allotment as urban farm land;
(c) the entry wrongly records the use of an allotment;
(d) the entry contains some other relevant misclassification or misdescription of an allotment;
(e) the entry wrongly records ownership or occupation of an allotment;
(f) the entry wrongly designates the applicant as principal ratepayer for an allotment;
(g) the entry contains some other relevant error.
(3) The application:
(a) must be in writing; and
(b) must state the applicant's interest in the allotment to which the application relates; and
(c) must state the nature of the amendment that should, in the applicant's opinion, be made.
(4) If the application is uncontroversial, the CEO may decide the application on behalf of the council but, if it raises matters of possible controversy, the application is to be dealt with by the council or a council committee.
(5) The CEO must notify the applicant, in writing, of the decision on the application as soon as practicable.
(6) If the council or council committee decides to reject the application in whole or part, the decision is reviewable.
For further information please contact VDRC Regional Office on (08) 8972 0777