City of Port Lincoln

How Your Rates Are Calculated

All land within a Council area, except for land specifically exempt (e.g. crown land, Council occupied land and other land prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999 - refer section 147 of the Act) is rateable.

The Local Government Act provides for a Council to raise revenue for the broad purposes of the Council through a general rate, which applies to all rateable properties, or through differential general rates, which apply to classes of properties. The Council also raises revenue through fees and charges.

The Council adopted at its meeting held 18th June 2018:

  • Site Valuations of the Valuer-General for rating purposes totalling $1,140,472,500.00.
  • Differential general rates:
    • .007400 cents in the dollar on all other rateable land in the area
    • Imposed a fixed charge of $435 on each separate piece of rateable land excluding Marina Berths
  • City of Port Lincoln Waste Service Charge $256.75 and Recycling Annual Service Charge $53.40.¬†
  • Councils are required to collect the Natural Resources Management Levy under the NRM Act, which differentiates according to land use:
    • $75.60 fixed charge per assessment for Residential, Other and Vacant Land
    • $113.40 fixed charge per assessment for Commercial - Shop, Office and Other
    • $113.40 fixed charge per assessment for Industrial Land - Light and Other
    • $151.20 fixed charge per assessment for Primary Producers¬†
City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
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