Fraser Coast Regional Council issues rate notices three (3) times per year. These notices are issued in July, November and March.
- You may notice a change has been made to the wording on your rate notice this financial year – the charge formally shown as Sewerage has been renamed to Wastewater. This change in wording has no effect on the basis for the charge.
- The Disaster Management Levy has increased from $11.00 to $21.00 per rateable property. New flood cameras, an upgraded online disaster dashboard, community resilience building projects and SES compound upgrades are among the disaster management initiatives Fraser Coast Regional Council will support in the 2019/20 financial year from this Levy.
- The Infrastructure Levy has remained at $75.00 per rateable property and continues to be levied for the purpose of contributing to Council’s Roads Resurfacing capital program across the region.
- The Council Rural Fire Levy has remained at $24.00 and applied to rateable land to which the overall plan applies to contribute funding the Fraser Coast Rural Fire Brigade Groups.
- The State Government’s Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy are:
- Dwelling (Urban) $222.20
- Vacant Land (Urban) $60.80
- Dwelling (Rural) $108.80
- Vacant Land (Rural) $27.00
Further information regarding the State Government’s Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy can be found at www.qfes.qld.gov.au
For further information contact Council on 1300 79 49 29 or see frequently asked questions below.
Read the Special Meeting No. 3-19 budget adoption minutes here
Your POST Billpay code and reference number can be found on the front of your notice.
Council accepts Master and Visa cards only.
Australia Post is now accepting credit card payments for rates.
Payment via direct debit
With direct debit, you can choose the payment amount and how often you pay. You can cancel anytime.
Payments can be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly or on the due date from your nominated bank account.
To apply for direct debit, simply complete an online form by registering through e-Services or alternatively you can download the Direct Debit request and/or amendment/cancellation form (PDF,838kB)and deliver to one of Council's Customer Service Centres or post to PO Box 1943, Hervey Qld 4655.
Please note that a direct debit agreement is not regarded by Council as being an acceptable payment plan for outstanding rates.
Change of address
To update your postal address for all notices and correspondence issued by Council's Revenue Department, please complete and return the Change of Service Address for Rates form (PDF, 105kB).
If you hold a Queensland "Pensioner Concession Card" issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veteran's Affairs or a Queensland "Repatriation Health Card" and your property is your principal place of residence, you may be eligible for a concession on your rates. Please note that a Health Care Card, Queensland Seniors Card or Seniors Business Discount Card does not entitle the holder to receive a concession.
Upon proof of eligibility the entitlement to the concession will commence from either:
- The card date shown on the pension concession card;
- The date the property becomes the principal place of residence; or,
- The start of the current rating period.
Whichever is the later.
To enable Council to assess your eligibility please complete and return the application for Pensioner Concession on Rates form (PDF,140kB)
If you require a refund of overpaid rates via cheque or EFT, please complete and return the Request for Rates Refund form (PDF,280kB).
A property search contains detailed rates and charges information required for settlement purposes and information that the purchaser needs to know e.g. Current Financial Years rates and charges; including applicable issue periods, payments received and interest charged or accrued on the property account; etc.
- Urgent property search - provided in three (3) working days from receipt of application and payment.
- Standard property search - provided in five (5) to ten (10) working days from receipt of application and payment.
To obtain a property search, please complete a property search request form and return to Council with payment of the appropriate fee.
Rates and Charges Schedule and Ratepayer Information
The Rating Category Statement is a summary of the variouscharges applicable to rateable properties