A PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING
Rate revenue is a primary source of funding for the provision of services, facilities, programs, activities and capital works in the Diamantina Shire. You could be charged a general rate or a minimum general rate, depending on the valuation of your property as determined by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. On your rates notice you are also charged for services that are separate to your rates which could include Sewerage, Garbage Collection and Water.
Pensioners who hold a pensioner concession card or Veterans Affairs gold card are eligible for a remission of rates. Application must be made in writing at Bedourie Administration Centre on or before the due date for payment of the rate notice. The assistance available to Pensioners for rates is under the State Government Pensioner Subsidy Scheme.
Rates Notices are sent out on a date appointed by Council, this is normally late September or early October. When paying your rates Council will grant a discount of 15% if paid in full by the due date. The Due Date is shown on your Rates Notice.
For more information about paying your rates see the 'Paying Your Rates' section.
For further information please contact:
Governance and Environment Manager