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Rates and payments

Rates make up 51% of Eurobodalla Shire Council's funds, and are used to pay for infrastructure and services for the community.

Your rates include a General Rate and Environmental Levy. Each of these are made up of two parts:

  1. a base charge, which is the same for all ratepayers
  2. a variable 'rate in the dollar' amount that is based on your land value, which has been calculated by the NSW Valuer General.

These amounts are shown on your Rates and Charges Notice. Your notices also includes any other annual charges you incur, such as water, sewerage and garbage collection.

2020-21 rates

This financial year, the General Rate and Environmental Levy increased by 2.6% in accordance with the rate pegging approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Find out how your rates are calculated and what they pay for:

Pensioner Rebate

If you are eligible for the Pensioner Rebate it will be shown on your Rates and Charges Notice.

If it is not on your notice but you think you might be eligible for the rebate, please phone our Rates Hotline on 02 4474 1355.

Payment options

You can pay for your rates, water and Council invoices online, over the phone, in person, or by direct debit.

Sign up for electronic rates notices

Sign up to receive your rates notice electronically via eNotices, a product of Forms Express.

Contact us

  • If you have a question about your rates, please phone us on 02 4474 1355
  • If you have a general Council question or request phone us on 02 4474 1000 or use our online feedback form.