Rates and Charges

The rates and charges for the 2016/17 financial year have now been adopted and you should receive your demand in the mail approximately 1st week of September 2016. If you have not received your notice by this date, please contact the Oatlands Office.

2016/2017 Rates & Charges Rates Resolution

Southern Midlands Council - Rates and Charges Policy

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.

Instalments

  • First instalment: 30 days from date of notice
  • Second instalment: Wednesday 30th November 2016 by 4:30pm
  • Third instalment: Tuesday 31st January 2017 by 4:30pm
  • Fourth instalment:  Friday 31st March 2017 by 4:30pm

Late Payments

A penalty of 5% applies to any rate or charge that is not paid on or before the date it falls due.

In addition to the penalty, interest under section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993 will be charged at the rate of 7.5% per annum, calculated monthly.

Discount

A discount of 1.7% will apply to all rates and charges for 2016/2017, 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.

Pensioner Remissions

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 Principle Place of Residence as at 1st July 2016

Eligible pensioners are advised that they have until the 31st of March 2017 to apply for a remission on the 2016/2017 rates and charges. This only applies where the remission has not already been calculated and deducted from the rate notice.

Maximum remission: $292 for those pensioners that are also a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation) and $430 for those pensioners who are not a customer of TasWater (Water and Sewerage Corporation).

Download Pensioner Remission Application Form

Property Rating Forms & Documentation

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