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The Strathbogie Shire levies rates and charges in accordance with the Local Government Act and the Valuation of Land Act. Council's Revenue Department handles all enquiries concerning this process and is happy to discuss any issues/concerns ratepayers may have.
Listed below is some useful information frequently requested by our ratepayers.
If you have moved or your details have changed please advise the change in writing to c/- Revenue Department, Strathbogie Shire Council, PO Box 177 Euroa Vic 3666 or complete the online change of details form.
Yes! Please see our Rates Assistance for Pensioners page.
Rates notices are usually forwarded to ratepayers in August each year. Rates are collected by instalments as follows:-
Payment by Instalments
1st instalment due 30th September
2nd instalment due 30th November
3rd instalment due 28th February
4th instalment due 31st May
Late or overdue payments will attract interest charges at the rate determined by the Attorney General. For further details please refer to the reverse side of your rate notice.
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Council employs an independent qualified Valuer to undertake property valuations. The Valuer returns to Council a valuation that has been approved by the Valuer General. When this valuation is formally adopted by Council it is used as the basis for calculating rates.
Council uses the Capital Improved Value multiplied by the rate in the dollar (as set by Council each year), to calculate the amount of rates to be paid.
A formal objection to a valuation may be made in relation to the value of a property and also upon other grounds as specified in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act. Ratepayers may object to their valuation within two months of the issue date of the rate notice. After receiving an objection a valuer must discuss the matter with an objector, who, if not satisfied with a decision may appeal to the Land Valuation Board of Review. An objection to a valuation does not negate the requirement of a ratepayer to pay rates that have been levied, by the due date.
Forms are available at the Council offices. Return the completed and signed form to: Fax (03) 5795 3550 or Strathbogie Shire 109A Binney Street (P.O. Box 177, Euroa 3666).
The State Revenue Office uses site values for the purpose of assessing land tax under the Land Tax Act 1958. There is no right of objection or appeal to a Council valuation arising from its use for land tax.
Therefore, any objections against the 2012 general level of valuation must be made to local Councils within the time limits prescribed under the Valuation of Land Act 1960. Further information on the use of valuations for land tax can be found on the Victorian State Revenue Office.
The three valuations that appear on your rate notice as SV –Site Value, CIV – Capital Improved Value and NAV – Net Annual Value are explained as follows:
Site Value – the market value of the land only.
Capital Improved Value – the total market value of the land and all improvements.
Net Annual Value – either 5% of the CIV or the current value of net annual rental.
Rates are calculated by multiplying the Capital Improved Value of the property (as determined by the Valuer General) by the relevant “Rate in the Dollar”, as determined by Council each year. The rate in the dollar varies according to the property type i.e. Commercial/Farm/Residential. This information appears on your current rate notice.
In addition, there may be other levies which apply to your property i.e. Municipal Charge, Garbage Charge and Recycling Charge.
The Municipal Charge is a flat fee set each year by Council and is applicable to all rateable properties. The charge covers part of the administrative costs of operating Council, and assists with the equitable spread of the rate burden across the whole of the Shire.
The garbage and recycling services are compulsory for dwellings within townships, and by application for other properties who have requested these services, where they are available outside the townships. The charges are shown on your rate notice as a separate levy to rates. These service charges are set each year by Council to cover the cost of collecting and disposing of garbage and recycling material within defined collection areas in the Shire.
The Rural Land Management program has been discontinued and replaced with a Farm Differential Rate. The farm rate will be available to all properties zoned farming of 40 hectares or greater and to properties of less than 40 hectares and greater than 2 hectares which can satisfy criteria establishing the property as a bona fide farm. Properties zoned farming not meeting the requirements for the Farm Differential rate will be rated at the Residential rate.