Rates and responsibilities
Details on rates, including payments, capping, the rating process, how proceeds are used and your responsibilities as a ratepayer.
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.
Get details on our hardship policy, pensioner rebate policy and non ratable land.
For property owners facing difficulties, we've created a Financial Hardship Policy to provide relief.
Please notify Council if you change your details to ensure notices are delivered correctly.
Property valuation is carried out by State Government in accordance with state legislation. Councils are responsible for issuing rate notices.
Rates are used to pay for services such as garbage collection, lighting, parks, libraries, roads, emergency services, community care and more.
Property owners and residents are responsible for the upkeep of their property. Fines can be issued if local laws and regulations are not met.
Owners must ensure their property follows building regulations and that renovations have Building Permits.