How Rates are Calculated

Notices of Valuation for 1 July 2016 land values are being issued to landholders in all local government areas on a rolling cycle across the state.
For information about land values, please contact the Valuer General Office Customer Service Centre on 1800 110 038 or at

Council rates are calculated on the value of each individual property.  Property values are determined by the NSW Valuer General and Council is obliged by law to apply the latest land valuations, which have a base date of 1 July 2014, for the 2016/17 financial rating year.

Rates are calculated by multiplying the applicable rate in the dollar by your land value as notified by the valuer general (see rates notice or table below).  Rates to apply for the 2016/17 year are as tabled:

Residential rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value Minimum rate payable
Ordinary rate 0.00223988 $580.06

Business rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value Minimum rate payable
Ordinary rate 0.00482075 $580.06
Kurnell industrial rate 0.01532997 $580.06
Kurnell Finished Fuel Terminal Facility 0.02171552 $580.06
Caringbah Commercial Centre 0.00482075 $580.06
Cronulla Commercial Centre  0.00482075 $580.06
Engadine Commercial Centre 0.00506178 $580.06
Menai Commercial Centre  0.00554386 $580.06
Miranda Commercial Centre  0.00482075 $580.06
Miranda Core Major Shopping Complex 0.00852882 $580.06
Sutherland Commercial Centre  0.00482075 $580.06
Sylvania Southgate Commercial Centre  0.00578490 $580.06
Menai Quarrying & Filling  0.00731042 $580.06
Kurnell Sand Mining  0.02324712 $580.06

Special rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value Minimum rate payable
Cronulla Beach CBD special rate 0.00257513 $580.06

Domestic waste charge

It is estimated that the cost of the service will decrease by $2.828 million in 2016/17, in comparison to the adopted budget amounts for 2015/16 as a result of the non-imposition of the recycling and greenwaste levies by the State Government.  It is proposed to maintain the Domestic Waste Charge at the same level as for 2015/16 which will result in a surplus from this activity of $2.584 million which will be transferred to the Domestic Waste Reserve.

Council domestic waste charges 2016/17
Regular service $456.30
Shared service (mostly home units) $456.30
Service availability - vacant land $97.20
Service availability - improved land $200.20
Regular additional service charge $394.50
Strata Additional Service - 240L $515.00
Greenwaste Additional Service (non fire prone area) $116.00
Greenwaste Additional Service (fire prone area) $116.00 
Recycle Additional Service  $116.00

Stormwater Management Service Charges

For 2016/17 the same charges are proposed to apply as in 2015/16, with the levy generating just over $2M for essential projects.

Stormwater Charges 2016/17
Residential house $25.00
Residential strata $12.50
Residential pensioner house $12.50
Residential pensioner strata $6.25
Recreation facilities charge $25.00
Commercial property charge pro-rata charge of $25 for each 350 m2 of land area thereof, with a minimum $25 charge
Industrial property charge same as commercial property charge except maximum amount payable is capped at $20,000
for each rateable property   
Commercial & Industrial Strata greater of $5, or the relevant proportion (being the proportion that the unit entitlement of an
individual lot to that of the aggregate entitlement) of the maximum annual charge that would apply if the property were not in a strata scheme


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More information

Policies and documents

Rates Recovery and Hardship Policy Policies and Documents


Application for Postponement of Rates Application for Rating Land Categorisation Change



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