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Rates for Auburn City Council

RATESYou can pay your rates in person at our Customer Service Centre 

Cumberland Council provides essential services to our local community. These services and facilities are largely funded by income generated from rates.

Rates are calculated on land values as supplied by Land and Property Information, a division of the Department of Finance & Services.  Certain lands are exempt from rate charges e.g. properties used by churches, hospitals and schools.

2016/2017 Rating Information

Council's general (rates) income has increased by 1.8% approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).   2015 base date land valuations will be used for rating purpsoes.

 

Residential Rate Business Rate
Rate in $ 0.0014065 cents 0.005813 cents
Minimum $558.15(LV<$397,000) $55815(LV<$93,500)

To be adopted by Council on 28 July 2016.

Domestic Waste Management Charges

Option 1: $387.00 -  120 litre Garbage and 240 litre Recycling Service
Option 2: $425.00 - 120 litre Garbage, 240 litre Greenwaste & Recycling Service
Option 3: $611.00 - 240 litre Garbage, 240 litre Greenwaste & Recycling Service

 $138.00  - Waste Availability Charge on vacant land only
 $  30.00  -  Administration Charge for changes to service
 
To be adopted by Council on 28 July 2016.
 

Stormwater Management Service Charges

SWR​ ​$25.00 Residential Non-strata​
SWRS​ ​$12.50 ​Residential Strata
​SWB1 ​$25.00 ​Land area less than 1,200 sqm
SWB2​ ​$100.00 ​Land area greater than or equal to 1,200 sqm and less than 5,000 sqm
SWB3​ ​$375.00 ​Land area greater than or equal to 5,000 sqm and less than 10,000 sqm
SWB4​ ​$725.00 ​Land area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm
SWBSMIN​ ​$5.00 ​Minimum stormwater Levy - Business Strata
SWNS1​ ​$25.00 ​per strata business property apportioned equally to each lot within the strata complex with an area less than 1,200 sqm
​SWBS2 ​$25.00 ​per strata business property apportioned equally to each lot within the strata  complex with an area greater than or equal to 1,200 sqm and less than 5,000 sqm
SWBS3​ ​$25.00 ​per strata business property apportioned equally  to each lot within the strata  complex with an area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm
SWBS4​ ​$725.00 ​per strata business property apportioned equally  to each lot within the strata complex with an area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm
 

What is categorisation of land?

Rates are levied in accordance with the value and the category of the land. The Local Government Act 1993 requires all land to be categorised according to its dominant use.
 
If you disagree with the category of land shown on the rate notice, if the dominant use has changed or if the property is used for both residential and business purposes, you may wish to contact Cumberland Council's Rates section on (02) 9735 1222.
 
You will need to fill in an application form for a review of categorisation. Download the Application for Change in Category of Land. 

What does the Council do with the money paid for rates?

Cumberland Council provides numerous services and facilities to the community including:
  • Library Services
  • Child Care
  • Roads and Footpaths
  • Drainage
  • Lands and Buildings
  • Recreation
  • Traffic
  • Community Services
  • Environmental Land Use Planning
  • Development and Construction Assessment
  • Regulatory Control (including environmental protection, waste management, animal control and health control)

For a full explanation see Council's Annual Report.

Change of address

Cumberland Council requires all changes of address for rate notices to be in writing. Download the Council requires all changes of address for rate notices to be in writing. Download the Change of Address form.

What happens if Rates are not paid?

If rates are not paid by the due dates, interest is charged at 8% on a daily basis and legal action may be taken to recover the overdue rates.  Legal costs for the recovery action will be added to the rate account.

In cases of hardship alternative arrangements for payment may be made with Council staff but interest charges will still apply. Please contact Cumberland Council on (02) 9735 1222 for further information.