Why have my rates or land tax amount increased?

It is important to carefully review your rates and land tax notices and compare them to previous years to understand why the amount payable may have increased.

Reasons that your amount payable has increased from previous years are:

  1. Rate in the dollar charged has increased – this is set by the respective rating authority that has issued your rates or land tax notice e.g. your local council, water provider or Office of State Revenue. All inquiries in this instance are to be made to the rating authority issuing the billing notice.
  2. Council levies, such as rubbish collection, have increased – this is set by your local council. All inquiries in this instance are to be made to your local council.
  3. Gross Rental Value (GRV) or Unimproved Value (UV) have changed – this is the valuation completed by Landgate for your property.

You can find out more about how the GRV and UV are calculated. For further inquiries please contact the Landgate Customer Service Team.

This page was last updated on: 06 Sep 2019