Rates & Rebates
Hurstville City 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 2012-2013 rate period commences 1 July 2012. 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 2012.
If you choose to pay your rates in four equal instalments, the instalment payments are due on or before:
- 31 August 2012
- 30 November 2012
- 28 Fabruary 2013
- 31 May 2013
Rates Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs on Rates - go to Rates Frequently Asked Questions page
Land Values Issued for Hurstville - Office of NSW Valuer General
Newsletter from the NSW Valuer General July 2011 (1.91MB)
Media Release - Land Values Issued for Hurstville - Office of NSW Valuer General January 2011 (1.22MB)
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 Management Authority, 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 2012 - 2013 ‘rate in the dollar’ for each type of land is:
- residential - 0.0023685 cents per dollar
- business - 0.0049038 cents per dollar
- minimum (used when the land value is relatively low) - $485.48, in total
- domestic waste annual service charge - $320.00, in total.
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:
Mail PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481
Fax (02) 9330-6223
Change of Address for Rate Notice
Rates Direct Debit Request (6.06kB)
Rates Payment Arrangement Application (39.65kB)
Rates Pensioner Concession Factsheet (25.29kB)
Rates Pensioner Concession Application (78.90kB)
Waste Refund Cheque Cancellation Authorisation Form (2.63kB)
Telephone Council’s Rates Department on 02 9330 6222 or email email@example.com