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Rates & Rebates

Georges River Council rates are used to fund essential local services and facilities including road, parks and garden maintenance, libraries, and community services for seniors citizens, young people and children..

In addition, rates allow Council to support and organise cultural activities and festivals for the community.

Rate payment due dates

The 2016-2017 rate period commences 1 July 2016. You have the choice to either pay your rates by lump sum, or quarterly instalment.

If you elect to pay a lump sum, the full amount is due by 31 August 2016.

If you choose to pay your rates in four equal instalments, the instalment payments are due on or before:

  • 31 August 2016
  • 30 November 2016
  • 28 February 2017
  • 31 May 2017
Rates Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs on Rates - go to Rates Frequently Asked Questions page

Land Values Issued for Hurstville - Office of NSW Valuer General

pdf icon Valuer General’s Newsletter  (1.04MB)

Rates calculation

Rates are calculated based on:

Land value – of your property, which does not include the value of your home. This amount is determined by Land and Property Information at http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/, and is usually reviewed every three years. If you own a strata title property, the land value of the entire site is divided by the unit entitlement (listed on your strata plan), to ascertain the land value for each unit. 

Rate in the dollar – a formula, based on land value and usage, which is reviewed by Council each year. The 2016 - 2017 ‘rate in the dollar’ for each type of land is:

- residential rate 0.0024046 cents
- business rate 0.0050285 cents
- minimum rates $535.34
- domestic waste annual service charge $390.00
- stormwater management charge $12.50/residential unit, $25/residential property, $25/350 SqM or part thereof for a business property

Penalties for late rate payment

Unpaid rates attract daily interest charges on the overdue amount. There is no interest free period for payment of an overdue amount.

What to do if you are having difficulty paying rates

People having difficulty paying their rates should contact Council’s Rates Department on 02 9330 6222 as soon as possible - preferably before the account becomes overdue.

Pensioner Concession Rebates

Eligible pensioners are those that hold either a blue concession card from Centrelink or alternatively a Gold Card from DVA (DVA, TPI, EDI) and reside at the property.

These eligible pensioners may be granted a concessional rebate up to a maximum of $325 per financial year or $81.25 per instalment, dependent upon the card start date and/or settlement date of the property.

Please complete the Rates Pensioner Concession Application on the below link, if there is more than one eligible pensioner and application is required for each applicant.

Once completed please submit by one of the following along with a copy of either the concession card or gold card:

Email mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
Mail PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481
Telephone Council’s Rates Department on 02 9330 6400

More information

 Change of Address for Rate Notice
Rates Direct Debit Request Application
pdf icon Arrangement Application Form (19.70kB)
pdf icon Application for Hardship (172.39kB)
pdf icon Rates Pensioner Concession Factsheet (25.29kB)
pdf icon Rates Pensioner Concession Application (78.90kB)

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