Rates

All rateable land is subject to an ordinary rate.

The land value of your property is one of the major factors in the determination of the ordinary rate you pay. Your land value is supplied to Council by the State Government (Valuer General's Office) with new values provided every three years. The amount of rates levied is also determined by the rating categorisation of your property.

Rating Categories

The Local Government Act states that all rateable land must be categorised into one of four rating categories (Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining) and Council must give notice of this category.

Your rating category is displayed on your rate notice.These categories are purely for rating purposes and are not necessarily related to zoning or location.

When are your Rates due?

The full amount of your rates is due for payment on August 31 of each year.   However you may pay this yearly amount by quarterly instalments as shown on your rates notice.

Ratepayers who choose to pay by quarterly instalments are advised that instalments are due as follows:-

1st Instalment due: 31st August
2nd Instalment due: 30th November
3rd Instalment due: 28th February
4th Instalment due: 31st May

Rating Structure 2015/2016

The following GENERAL FUND ORDINARY RATES for 2015/16 be made:

Farmland – a base amount of $198.00, producing 32% of the total amount payable for the category, and an ad valorem amount of 0.3052410 cents in the dollar, on all rateable assessments categorised as farmland.

Residential – a base amount of $180.00, producing 33% of the total amount payable for the category, and an ad valorem amount of 0.4487110 cents in the dollar, on all rateable assessments categorised as residential.

Business – a base amount of $260.00, producing 8% of the total amount payable for the category, and an ad valorem amount of 0.4748353 cents in the dollar, on all rateable assessments categorised as business.

Residential Rural – a base amount of $185.00, producing 8% of the total amount payable for the category, and an ad valorem amount of 0.2635250 cents in the dollar on all rateable assessments categorised as residential rural.

Non-Urban Centres of Population – a base amount of $255.00, producing 8% of the total amount payable for the category, and an ad valorem amount of 0.3181484 cents in the dollar, on all rateable assessments categorised as non-urban centres of population.

The following TOWN IMPROVEMENT FUND SPECIAL RATES for 2015/16 be made on all rateable properties within the zoned Oberon Town area:

Residential – an ad valorem amount of 0.378766 cents in the dollar on all rateable land in the town improvement area categorised as residential. 

Business – an ad valorem amount of 0.757544 cents in the dollar on all rateable land within the town improvement area categorised as business.

Farmland – an ad valorem amount of 0.265726 cents in the dollar on all rateable land within the town improvement area categorised as farmland.

Other Information

If you are interested in obtaining information on land tax, please navigate to the NSW Office of State Revenue website.

The NSW Land and Property Management Authority website will assist you with obtaining the Title Reference for your property.

Did you know that you can now have your Rates Notice emailed to your nominated email address.

It is convenient, easy and accessible for when you're away from home!

It is easy to register simply follow the below link:

Click on the register button and add your details into the fields. Your rates notice next rates notice will be delivered to your email address.

Contact Details

Oberon Council