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

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Ordinary Rates for 2019/20

The Ordinary Rates for 2019/20 include 2.7% Rate Peg set by the NSW State Government and 4.3% special rate variation.
The approved rating Ad Valorem and Base Rates for 2019/20 are as follows:
Classification General Rates Adval % Town Improvement Adval % Base Rate Percentage of total Levy
Business 0.0061254 0.00792659 266.00
Farmland 0.00351367 0.002468 203.00
Residential 0.00518362 0.00324932 185.00
Rural Res 0.00336312   190.00
Non Urban 0.00446286   260.00

Interest rate charged on overdue rates & charges

In accordance with section 566(3) of the Act, it has been determined that the maximum rate of interest payable on overdue rates and charges for the 2019/20 rating year will be 7.5%.

Town Improvements (TI)

The Town Improvement levy is raised on every rateable assessment within the zoned Oberon town area. The purpose of this rate is to provide for town improvements. The categories applicable are residential, business and farmland.
The 2018/19 Town Improvement will raise approx. $462,707 and Council has approved to fund the following projects:
The Common (including a master plan, $1,000 of Daffodil planting, and one major project $121,000
Oberon town bulky goods collection $20,000
Drainage Project for Balfour, Fleming and Queen Streets $200,000
Yearly top soil of sporting grounds $40,000
Oberon Urgan Tree beautification program $20,000
Council amenity blocks upgrade $73,707

Waste water (sewerage) service charges

i. $616.80 for all residential properties accessible to the waste water system, consisting of an access charge of $173.50 and a usage charge of $454.40
ii. An access charge for all non-residential properties accessible to the waste water system, levied in accordance with the size of the water meter for the respective property, as follows: 
Meter Size / Charge ($)
20 mm (¾”)        / $162                                                 25 mm (1”)        / $253
30 mm (1¼”)      / $364                                                 38 mm (1½”)     / $585 
50 mm (2”)         / $1,016                                              80 mm (3¼”)     / $1,454
100 mm (4”)       / $31,720                                            150 mm (6”)      / $3,400
iii. A usage charge of $3.43 per kilolitre for all non-residential properties accessible to the waste water system, based upon the estimated volume discharged into the waste water system utilising total water consumption figures, together with the SDF (Sewage Discharge Factor) determined for each property.
Water service charges:
An access charge of $345 and a consumption charge of $2.97 per kilolitre.
Domestic waste management charges:
Vacant Land - $37 per annum
A 240 litre bin weekly collection service - $200 per annum.
Non-domestic waste management charges:
A 240 litre bin weekly collection service - $210 per annum.

Other Information

If you are interested in obtaining information on land tax, please navigate to NSW Land Registry Services https://www.nswlrs.com.au/ website.

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

Contact Details

Oberon Council