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2019-2020 Rates information for residents and property owners
Categorisation for Rating Purposes

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993, (Section 514 to Section 531) Council has declared each parcel of rateable land within the Council area to be within one of the following categories: Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining. At any time, a ratepayer may apply to Council to have their land category reviewed. Forms for this purpose are available from Council.

The ratepayer must advise Council within 30 days if the circumstances of their land changes so as to cause it to change from one category to another.

If you are dissatisfied with Council's declaration of the category of your land after it has been reviewed, or the date the category of your land is to take effect, you may appeal to the Land and Environment Court within 30 days after the declaration is made, under Section 526 of the Local Government Act 1993.

The land values assigned for rating purposes are supplied by the Valuer General's Office. These valuations are made every three years.

Any objections or appeals regarding the valuation of the land value must be directed to the Valuer General's Office. Whether or not an objection is pending, the rates levied must be paid by the due date indicated on the front of your Rate Notice.

CategoryBase Amount $Ad Valorem c in $
Residential   
   Williamtown Primary Management Zone189.00.1554
   Williamtown Secondary Management Zone283.50.2331
   Williamtown Broader Management Zone340.20.27972
   Residential379.00.31146
Farmland  
   Williamtown Primary Management Zone189.00.1554
   Williamtown Secondary Management Zone283.50.2331
   Williamtown Broader Management Zone340.20.27972
   Farmland379.00.31146
Business1599.00.8742
MiningN/A.8742
ChargeAmount $
Waste Management Charge62.00
Waste Service Charge (Domestic)428.00
Waste Service Charge (Commercial)428.00
Waste Service Charge - Additional Red Bin250.00
Waste Service Charge - Additional Yellow Bin150.00

The Waste Management Charge is an annual charge relating to maintenance and licensing of waste disposal depots, waste education, administration and landfill rehabilitation that affects ratepayers.

The Waste Service Charge is an annual charge relating to kerbside collection, periodic bulk waste collection, sorting, disposal service and recycling.

The Local Government Act requires these charges to be applied where the service is available including to vacant land. No reduction will be given for developed land where the service is not used.

Catchment ContributionLand Category Rate Applies toAd Valorem c in $
Hunter Local Land Services Catchment ContributionAll.01097

All properties within a defined area in the western half of the local government area (generally south and west of Salt Ash) are levied a catchment contribution by Council on behalf of Hunter Local Land Services. The contribution applies to all land with a land value over $300 within the catchment area. To find out more visit their website hunter.lls.nsw.gov.auor call 02 4930 1030.

How much will my rates be?

In 2018/19 the rate pegging limit is 2.3%. The average in each suburb may increase by more or less than ratepegging due to subdivision, consolidation and changes in land category and rateability.

The table below gives average land values (including strata lots) and 2018/2019 rates by suburb for each applicable rate category.

Please note:

  • Figures exclude Waste Management Charge of $58.00 and Waste Service Charge of $418.00 per service.
  • Figures are before deducting eligible pensioner rebates.
Residential Land Value Ranking By LocalityRate CategoryAverage Land Value% Change in Land ValueAverage Rates 2018/2019$ Change on 2017/2018% Change on 2017/2018
1Kings HillResidential1,529,6000.00%5,0081192.4%
  Farmland1,928,3330.00%6,2181482.4%
2Fishermans BayResidential      485,9620.00%      1,843442.4%
  Business         7,5500.00%      1,621382.4%
3One MileResidential      396,1740.00%      1,571382.5%
  Business   907,9500.00%    9,2862252.5%
4Taylors BeachResidential387,7580.00%1,545372.5%
  Business95,352-3.65%2,369271.2%
5Brandy HillResidential357,7070.31%1,45438

2.7%

  Farmland      641,5000.00%      2,315562.5%
6Boat HarbourResidential      350,1770.35%      1,431382.7%
  Business      453,4400.00%      5,4171312.5%
  Farmland      532,0000.00%      1,983482.5%
7Nelsons PlainsResidential      343,5260.05%      1,411342.5%
  Business         137,155100.00%      2,7251,18677.1%
  Farmland      527,2290.00%      1,968472.4%
8CampvaleResidential      343,11516.39%      1,41017714.4%
  Farmland      354,6670.00%      1,445352.5%
9ButterwickResidential      333,8262.15%      1,381534.0%
  Farmland      369,20016.01%      1,48918714.4%
10Fingal BayResidential      313,063-0.06%      1,319312.4%
  Business      443,9070.00%      5,3361292.5%
11OsterleyResidential      307,1670.00%      1,301312.4%
  Farmland      505,5560.00%      1,902452.4%
12Soldiers PointResidential      306,401-0.49%      1,298262.0%
  Business      430,2070.00%      5,2191262.5%
13EagletonResidential      305,5400.89%      1,296393.1%
  Business      284,0000.00%      3,975962.5%
  Farmland     380,077-0.06%      1,522362.4%
14CorletteResidential      296,317-0.01%      1,268312.5%
  Business      543,9500.00%      6,1881502.5%
15East SeahamResidential      294,6870.80%      1,263373.0%
  Business      394,9007.62%      4,9193527.7%
  Farmland      417,2880.19%      1,635422.6%
16WoodvilleResidential      286,5330.65%      1,238352.9%
  Business      162,0000.00%      2,936712.5%
  Farmland      370,773-15.93%      1,494-172-10.3%
17Balickera Residential      286,1430.00%      1,237302.5%
  Business      401,0000.00%      4,9711212.5%
  Farmland855,0000.00%2,962702.4%
18Glen OakResidential      279,4695.25%      1,217716.2%
  Farmland      460,833-7.23%      1,767-64-3.5%
19Twelve Mile CreekResidential      273,5710.00%      1,199292.5%
  Business      316,0000.00%      4,2471032.5%
  Farmland380,4000.00%1,523372.5%
20WallalongResidential      273,0200.00%      1,197292.5%
  Business      5,0000.00%      1,600382.4%
  Farmland477,214-0.55%1,816352.0%
21Duns CreekResidential      270,920-0.29%      1,191272.3%
  Farmland      559,455-3.94%      2,066-18-0.9%
22Bobs FarmResidential      270,745-0.34%      1,190262.2%
  Business        621,2000.00%      6,8451662.5%
  Farmland      388,6250.00%      1,548372.4%
23Salamander BayResidential      265,085-0.09%      1,173272.4%
  Business      276,995-10.80%      3,915-184-4.5%
  Farmland      430,71412.42%      1,67518112.1%
24SeahamResidential      262,359-0.40%      1,165252.2%
  Business      273,8000.00%      3,888942.5%
  Farmland      697,8460.00%      2,486602.5%
25Fern BayResidential      260,563-1.38%      1,159171.5%
  Business      710,3576.82%      7,6045618.0%
26FerodaleResidential      257,6920.00%      1,151282.5%
  Business      259,5000.00%      3,766912.5%
  Farmland      317,0000.00%      1,330312.4%
27Anna BayResidential      251,525-0.16%      1,133272.4%
  Business       406,2630.90%      5,0161523.1%
  Farmland536,5838.25%1,9961689.2%
28MedowieResidential      236,7020.26%      1,087282.6%
  Business      328,3460.00%              4,3521052.5%
  Farmland     433,6550.00%1,684402.4%
29Fullerton CoveResidential      234,168-2.34%      1,044-26-2.4%
  Business      383,500-18.50%      4,822-606-11.2%
  Farmland      368,000-6.95%      1,334-197-12.9%
30TomagoResidential226,165-0.35%1,055232.2%
  Business673,070-0.15%7,2871692.4%
  Farmland310,6670.00%1,311312.4%
31Port StephensResidential      225,0000.00%      1,051252.4%
  Business      88,0000.00%      2,306552.4%
32Whole AreaResidential      224,354-0.20%         1,049232.2%
  Business      340,230-1.50%      4,4531062.4%
  Farmland      422,494-0.19%      1,650281.7%
33WilliamtownResidential      220,1521.23%         849-155-15.4%
  Business      655,2280.00%      7,1351732.5%
  Farmland      341,4522.20%      1,013-336-24.9%
34Salt AshResidential210,822-2.99%915-88-8.8%
  Business280,730-8.29%3,947-115-2.8%
  Farmland353,774-3.89%1,369-81-5.6%
35HeatherbraeResidential      204,1080.00%         988242.5%
  Business      338,5450.95%      4,4391343.1%
  Farmland      562,8000.00%      2,076502.5%
36Shoal BayResidential      203,0980.30%         985252.6%
  Business      205,3548.00%      3,3052066.6%
37HintonResidential      202,902-2.72%         98460.6%
  Business      140,0330.00%      2,749662.5%
  Farmland      452,1881.87%      1,740663.9%
38Nelson BayResidential      194,918-0.02%         960232.5%
  Business      306,905-0.18%      4,170962.4%
  Farmland      264,0000.00%      1,170282.5%
39Swan BayResidential      192,7560.64%         954272.9%
  Farmland      260,9170.00%      1,160272.4%
40Tanilba BayResidential      182,119-0.04%         921222.4%
  Business      196,6272.11%      3,2311123.6%
41Lemon Tree PassageResidential      177,099-0.04%         906212.4%
  Business      199,6302.38%      3,2561173.7%
  Farmland       52,1530.00%         527132.5%
42Oyster CoveResidential      167,086-8.48%         876-25-2.8%
  Business      372,1106.59%      4,7253066.9%
  Farmland      202,2000.00%         982232.4%
43MallabulaResidential      161,127-0.16%         858202.4%
  Business      196,4960.00%      3,230782.5%
44Raymond TerraceResidential      143,1620.23%         803202.6%
  Business      289,669-2.29%      4,023411.0%
  Farmland      376,700-2.99%         1,51220.1%
45KaruahResidential      139,105-0.99%         791151.9%
  Business      218,0760.00%      3,413822.5%
  Farmland      165,806-13.35%872-55-5.9%