Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
Information you may require regarding the payment of your rates
OPTION 1 - PAYMENT OF RATES AND CHARGES BY QUARTERLY INSTALMENTS
Rates may be paid by quarterly instalments as shown on the front of your first instalment notice in accordance with Section 562 of the Local Government Act 1993. If an instalment is unpaid by its due date, daily interest charges will accrue immediately on the instalment. Instalment reminder notices will be sent to those ratepayers who choose to pay by instalment.
OPTION 2 - PAYMENT OF RATES AND CHARGES IN FULL
If you wish to pay the total in full, payment should be made on or before the FIRST INSTALMENT DUE DATE as daily interest will accrue immediately on the FIRST INSTALMENT if unpaid by its due date.
RATING CATEGORY - APPLICATION FOR A CHANGE OF CATEGORY
The parcel of land described in this notice has been rated on the basis of the category shown overleaf. The rateable person (or the persons' agent) must notify Council within thirty (30) days of any request for change in category Sections 524/525 Local Government Act 1993.
APPEAL AGAINST DECLARTION OF CATEGORY
A rateable person who is dissatisfied with a category after an APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF CATEGORY has been reviewed by Council may appeal to the Land and Environment Court. Any appeal must however be made within thirty (30) days after the declaration is made in accordance with Section 526 of the Local Government Act 1993. Council will provide further details on this process on request.
LAND EXEMPT FROM RATES
Sections 555, 556 and 557 of the Act outline details of land entitled to rate exemption. Further information is available from Council's Rate Department. Appeals under Section 574 of the Land and Environment Court and may be made on the basis that the land or part of it is not rateable to a particular rate.
DOMESTIC WASTE MANGEMENT SERVICE CHARGES
Under Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council must make and levy a charge for the provisions of Domestic Waste Management Services for each parcel of rateable land for which the service is available.
PENSIONER RATE REDUCTIONS
Persons who become eligible pensioners after the date of their first notice for the year are entitled to a reduction proportionate to the number of whole quarterly periods remaining in the rating year. Application forms are available from Council, or click "here"
If a ratepayer is unsure of any aspect relating to their notices they should contact Council's rate Department during normal office hours and Council's rate Staff will gladly provide assistance.
WHEN ARE MY RATES DUE?
If paying by instalments Council rates are due:
- First Instalment due - 31st August
- Second Instalment due - 30th November
- Third Instalment due - 28th February
- Fourth Instalment due - 31st May
If paying rates in full they must be paid by the first instalment date 31st August.
- Lockhart Shire Council
- Phone: 02 6920 5305
- Fax: 02 6920 5247
- Online enquiry