How your Rates are Calculated



Your rates are calculated using land values provided by the NSW Valuer General. New values to be used in the 2020/2021 financial year were issued to land owners from April 1 2020.

The total rates income Council can collect from the entire Sutherland Shire area each year is set by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

The rate in the dollar for each rating category is set each year by Council in it's Annual Operational Plan.

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How to Read your Rates

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What else is included on my rates notice

In addition to your rates, your notice has charges for Domestic Waste Collection and Stormwater Management Services. 

Domestic Waste Collection - includes your weekly garbage, fortnightly recycling/green waste and clean ups.  

Stormwater Management Services - Council uses this levy to improve the health of our waterways, upgrade stormwater infrastructure, reduce flooding, and to promote reuse and harvesting of stormwater.

Rates and charges to apply for the 2020/2021 year are as tabled below: 

Residential rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value Minimum rate payable
Ordinary rate                                            0.002009700 $923.40

Business rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value Minimum rate payable
Ordinary rate 0.003517014 $923.40
Kurnell industrial rate 0.004220420 $923.40
Kurnell Finished Fuel Terminal Facility 0.018810230 $923.40
Caringbah Commercial Centre 0.003517014 $923.40
Cronulla Commercial Centre  0.003517014 $923.40
Engadine Commercial Centre 0.003517014 $923.40
Menai Commercial Centre  0.003517014 $923.40
Miranda Commercial Centre  0.003517014 $923.40
Miranda Core Major Shopping Complex 0.010588559 $923.40
Sutherland Commercial Centre  0.003517014 $923.40
Sylvania Southgate Commercial Centre  0.005408680 $923.40
Menai Quarrying & Filling  0.010551040 $923.40
Kurnell Sand Mining  0.021102083 $923.40

Special rates

Rate type Rate-in-the-dollar of land value  
Cronulla Beach CBD special rate                   0.00097478                                                

Domestic waste charge

Council levies a Domestic Waste Management Charge under Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993. This charge will apply uniformly to each parcel of rateable land for which the service is available.  Domestic Waste Management Charges for 2020/2021 will be charged as follows:

Council domestic waste charges 2020/2021
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 $595.00
Greenwaste Additional Service (non fire prone area)       $128.00
Greenwaste Additional Service (fire prone area) $128.00
Recycle Additional Service $149.00
Additional Putrescible Waste Collection Services 2020/2021

Annual application fee for the provision of an additional 120 litre domestic bin as a regular weekly service (ASR)

Note: Only available for households with 6 or more residents and a health care card or medical certificate indicating special circumstances
Greenwaste Additional Bin Application Fee $47.00
Recycling Additional Bin Application Fee $47.00
Combined Greenwaste and Recycling Additional Bin Application Fee $47.00

Note: Where a resident is requesting an additional recycle bin plus a greenwaste bin (or up to 2 extra greenwaste bins if living in a fire prone area), they will only be charged the one administration fee stated above at the time of transaction.

Stormwater management service charges

For 2020/2021 the same charges will apply as in 2019/2020.

Stormwater Charges 2020/2021
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

Debt Recovery and Hardship Policy Policies and Documents


Application for Postponement of Rates Rates Statutory Declaration Sole Parent



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