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Fees and charges

In accordance with section 608 of the Local Government Act 1993 and other applicable legislation, Council charges and recovers approved fees for any services it provides as contained within its schedule of fees and charges.

All of Council's fees and charges are reviewed on an annual basis prior to the finalisation of Council's Annual Budget. From time to time other state agencies may alter statutory fees and these will be automatically updated on this website.

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Fees and Charges 2016-2017

View the Full fees schedule (PDF 1.4MB). Or view below the fees broken into Council section or business unit.

Administration Services (PDF 469KB)

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Contractor Management
  • Events Management
  • Event Administration
  • Financial Management
  • Government Information Public Access
  • Information/Privacy
  • Legal Services
  • Licences - Commercial Operator's Licence - Water/Land Activities
  • Memberships
  • Parking
  • Payments Management
  • Production Services
  • Property Administration
  • Property Services
    • Property Information
    • Property Valuation
  • Publications
  • Spatial Services
  • Port Stephens Council Internal Staff Catering

Community Services (PDF 582KB)

  • Administration Building - Hire of Rooms
  • Cemetery Operations
  • Children's Services
  • Community Band
  • Community Choir (Adult)
  • Disability Services
  • Ngioka Centre
  • Helicopter Landing Sites
  • Library Services
  • Public Halls & Community Centres
  • Sailing and Acquatic Club
  • Waste Management Services
  • Wharves/Foreshores/Boat Ramps
  • Recreation Services Administration
  • Port Stephens Business Centre
  • Visitor Information Centre

Development Services (PDF 509KB)

  • Development Consultation and Advice
  • Development Applications
  • Rezoning and Reclassification
  • Construction Certificates
  • Building Certificates
  • Certification and Associated Certificates
  • Swimming Pools
  • Fire Safety
  • Caravan parks, manufactured homes and moveable dwellings
  • Compliance

Engineering Works (PDF 329KB)

  • Drainage and Flooding
  • Drainage Management
  • Kerb and Guttering
  • Private Utility Installation
  • Restorations
  • Roads Management
  • Permits
  • Road Closures
  • Rural Address Post
  • Traffic
  • Survey & Land Services
  • Workshop

Environmental Health Services (PDF 330KB)

  • Animal Management
  • Impounding
  • Licences
  • Mortuaries
  • On Site Sewage Management Systems
  • Public Safety
  • Regulated Systems
  • Graffiti Management

Environmental Services (PDF 269KB)

  • Noxious Weeds
  • Tree Management

Holiday Parks (PDF 556KB)

  • Accommodation Deposits
  • Cancellations
  • Late Check-Out
  • WiFi Access
  • Communication & Administration Charges
  • Fingal Bay Holiday Park Accommodation
  • Halifax Holiday Park Accommodation
  • Shoal Bay Holiday Park Accommodation
  • Shoal Bay Holiday Park Conference Room Hire
  • Thou Walla Sunset Retreat Accommodation
  • TreEscape Accommodation
  • Holiday Van Administration

Recreation Services (PDF 423KB)

  • Aquatic Centres - Lakeside Leisure Centre
  • Aquatic Centres - Tilligerry Aquatic Centre
  • Aquatic Centres - Tomaree Aquatic Centre
  • Sports Councils - Membership Fees and Arrangements
  • Sports Councils - Facilities Hire
  • Sports Councils - Utilities and Floodlights Usage

Previous Years

Public Exhibition
2017-2018 fees and charges