Rates

Rates

Property rates are Council's principle revenue source. Valuations provided by the Valuer-General are used to calculate the rates on each property.

Collection of Council's rates is essential to the funding of services and capital works. To encourage this, Council offers a discount on current rates where rates are paid in full by the first installment due date.

Important note: The rates for the 2020/21 financial year have been delayed and will be released by the end of August 2020.

You may choose to pay your rates in full on or before the first installment date, or by four installments.

  • Installment 1 - 30 September 2020
  • Installment 2 - 31 October 2020
  • Installment 3 - 28 February 2021
  • Installment 4 - 30 April 2021

Any ratepayers who are experiencing genuine difficulties in meeting these dates can apply for alternative payment arrangements by contacting Council's Rates Officer or completing and submitting the following form Application for Rates Arrangement (261 kb).

To cater for residents who are away over winter or for those who prefer a paperless society, Council is able to email your rates notice and installment reminders electronically. This is however an opt in service.  

Should you wish to receive your rates notice electronically, please complete the following form and return to Council Request to Email Rates Notice (24 kb).  Your details will not be provided to any third party.

Please complete the online change of address form OR the attached Change of Address form and return it by:

  • Email: council@latrobe.tas.gov.au
  • Post: PO Box 63, Latrobe TAS 7307
  • In Person: 170 Gilbert Street, Latrobe

Rates Resolution 2020-21

Pensioner Rate Remission

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 , a ratepayer may apply to council for remission of all or part of the rates paid or payable. To be entitled to apply, the Local Government (Rates and Charges Remissions) Act 1991 , requires that a ratepayer must be an eligible pensioner and must occupy the property as his or her principle dwelling on or prior to 1 July of the rating year. To be an eligible pensioner you must have:

  • A Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, or
  • A Department of Veteran’s Affairs Repatriation Health ‘Gold Card’ which bears the inscription ‘War Widow/Widower DVA’ or ‘TPI’, or
  • Health Care Card Holders – Australian Government

Possession of an Australian Government Seniors Health Card does not qualify the holder to a rate remission.

Please complete the Application for Pensioner Rates Remission form and submit it to Council by email, post or in person.

Financial Hardship Assistance

Council adopted a Financial Assistance Hardship Policy to assist ratepayers who are experiencing genuine and serious financial hardship to receive relief from rates.

Latrobe Council Financial Hardship Assistance Policy

Latrobe Council Application for Financial Hardship Assistance

Rate Payment Options

EnvelopeBy Mail Cheques should be made payable to 'Latrobe Council' and addressed to P O Box 63, LATROBE TAS 7307

In PersonIn Person
Present this notice to the cashier at the Council offices during normal office hours. (8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) EFTPOS facilities are available enabling credit, debit and charge card transaction (cash out not available)

Direct Debit Direct Debit (excluding credit cards) Council offers two options for direct debit payments:
1) Ongoing weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments of a fixed amount OR
2) On each of the four (4) instalments dates listed on the front of this rate notice.

Contact Councils Rates Officer on 03 6426 4444 for more information or download a Direct Debit Request form and return it to Council via email, post or in person:

Direct Debit Request form

You can cancel your direct debit agreement at any time by completing a Cancellation of Direct Debit Agreement form and returning it to Council. NOTE: It may take up to 14 days for the cancellation to become effective.

Post Post Billpay  POSTbillpay in Personat any Post Office.
POSTbillpay by phone on 13 18 16 (24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)
POSTbillpay on the Internet at www.postbillpay.com.au

BPoint PhoneBy Phone – 1300 886 451
MasterCard or Visa - Minimum payment $20 - Maximum $10,000.
A receipt number for your transaction will be issued at the time of payment.
Internet Payments  httPCps://www.bpoint.com.au/epages/latrobecounc.sf For secure credit card payment - amounts up to $10,000

BPAY BPAY Telephone and Internet Banking Call your bank, credit union or building society to make this payment from your cheque or savings account. For
more information on BPAY go to http://www.bpay.com.au/

You will need to quote biller code 868992 and will be asked for a customer reference number which is the Property number found on the top right hand corner of your rates notice.