Rates and responsibilities

Details on rates, including payments, capping, the rating process, how proceeds are used and your responsibilities as a ratepayer.


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View available payment methods and how to use direct debit so you're always on time.
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The average general rate and municipal charge can only increase each year up to a certain percentage cap. Find out how this works in Darebin.

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You can register to receive your Rate Notice electronically, via eNotice or BPAY View.
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Get details on our hardship policy, pensioner rebate policy and non ratable land.
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Please notify Council if you change your details to ensure notices are delivered correctly.
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Property valuation is carried out by State Government in accordance with state legislation. Councils are responsible for issuing rate notices.

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Rates are used to pay for services such as garbage collection, lighting, parks, libraries, roads, emergency services, community care and more.
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Property owners and residents are responsible for the upkeep of their property. Fines can be issued if local laws and regulations are not met.
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Fences, boundaries and problem-solving with your neighbours.
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Owners must ensure their property follows building regulations and that renovations have Building Permits.

Some helpful information about rates.