Rates and Charges
The rates and charges for the 2023/2024 financial year have now been adopted and you should receive your demand in the mail approximately 2nd Week of August 2023. If you have not received your notice by this date, please contact the Oatlands Office.
The rates and charges are payable by four equal instalments with the amount of any arrears from previous years being added to and payable with the first instalment.
General Rates and Services Calculations
The General rate for 2023/2024 went up by 6.9% in accordance with the Tasmanian March Quarter CPI.
The Fire levy is determined by the State Fire Commission.
The Waste Management & Garbage Charges were based off forecasted expenses for the annual operation of these services.
- First instalment: 30 days from date of notice
- Second instalment: 30th November 2023 by 4:30pm
- Third instalment: 31st January 2024 by 4:30pm
- Fourth instalment: 29th March 2024 by 4:30pm
Where a ratepayer elects to enter into an arrangement to pay the current rates and charges by monthly, fortnightly, or weekly instalments via one of the electronic payment options (including direct debit), then the instalment amounts will be calculated to settle the debt by 30th June 2024. Interest will not be applied on any of the 2023-24 rates and charges at the relevant date, provided that the instalment arrangements are adhered to. In the event of default, interest is to be calculated on the outstanding amounts.
Any rate or charge that is not paid on or before the date it falls due will be charged interest under section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993 at the rate of 6.8% per annum.
A discount of 2% will apply to all rates and charges for 2023/2024, which are paid in full within 30 days after the date of issue. This is the due date of the first instalment. This discount is not applicable to rates and charges which are paid in instalments.
To be eligible for a Pension remission, Pensioners must be the holder of a Pension or Health Care Card and the property you are claiming the remission for, must be your Principal Place of Residence as at 1st July 2023
Eligible pensioners are advised that they have until the 31st of March 2024 to apply for a remission on the 2023/2024 rates and charges. This only applies where the remission has not already been calculated and deducted from the rate notice.
Maximum remission: $368 for those pensioners that are also a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation) and $542 for those pensioners who are not a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation).