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2019-2020 Rates information

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 2019/20 the rate pegging limit is 2.7%. 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 2019/2020 rates by suburb for each applicable rate category.

Please note:

  • Figures exclude Waste Management Charge of $62.00 and Waste Service Charge of $428.00 per service.
  • Figures are before deducting eligible pensioner rebates.
Residential Land Value Ranking By LocalityRate CategoryAverage Land Value% Change in Land ValueAverage Rates 2019/2020$ Change on 2018/2019% Change on 2018/2019
1Kings HillResidential1,529,6000.00%5,1431352.7%
  Farmland1,928,3330.00%6,3851672.7%
2Fishermans BayResidential      485,9620.00%      1,893502.7%
  Business         9,41024.60%      1,681603.7%
3One MileResidential      396,1740.00%      1,613422.7%
  Business   907,9500.00%    9,5362502.7%
4Taylors BeachResidential387,7580.00%1,587422.7%
  Business91,656-3.90%2,400311.3%
5Brandy HillResidential357,9000.10%1,49440

2.8%

  Farmland      641,5000.00%      2,377622.7%
6Boat HarbourResidential      349,996-0.10%      1,469382.7%
  Business      453,4400.00%      5,5631462.7%
  Farmland      532,0000.00%      2,036532.7%
7Nelsons PlainsResidential      343,5690.00%      1,449382.7%
  Business         137,1550.00%      2,798732.7%
  Farmland      527,3710.00%      2,022542.7%
8CampvaleResidential      343,1150.00%      1,448382.7%
  Farmland      354,6670.00%      1,484392.7%
9ButterwickResidential      337,8301.2%      1,431503.6%
  Farmland      480,84630.2%      1,87738826.1%
10Fingal BayResidential      313,4480.10%      1,355362.7%
  Business      443,9070.00%      5,4801442.7%
11Soldiers PointResidential      307,4510.30%      1,337393.0%
  Business      430,2070.00%      5,3601412.7%
12OsterleyResidential      307,1670.00%      1,336352.7%
  Farmland     505,5560.00%      1,954522.7%
13EagletonResidential      306,1560.20%      1,333372.9%
  Business      284,0000.00%      4,0821072.7%
  Farmland378,769-0.30%1,559372.4%
14CorletteResidential295,866-0.20%1,301332.6%
  Business543,9500.00%6,3541662.7%
15East SeahamResidential      295,8140.40%      1,300372.9%
  Business      380,000-3.80%      4,92120.0%
  Farmland      416,461-0.20%      1,676412.5%
16WoodvilleResidential      287,4610.30%      1,274362.9%
  Business      169,5004.60%      3,0811454.9%
  Farmland      413,06311.40%      1,66617211.5%
17Balickera Residential      286,1430.00%      1,270332.7%
  Business      153,806-61.60%      2,944-2,027-40.8%
  Farmland855,0000.00%3,042802.7%
18Glen OakResidential      276,121-1.2%      1,239221.8%
  Farmland      536,73316.5%      2,05128416.1%
19Twelve Mile CreekResidential      273,5710.00%      1,231322.7%
  Business      316,0000.00%      4,3611142.7%
  Farmland380,4000.00%1,56451348.8%
20WallalongResidential      272,715-0.10%      1,228312.6%
  Business      189,500>100.00%      3,2561,656103.5%
  Farmland477,2140.00%1,865492.7%
21Bobs FarmResidential      272,0690.50%      1,226363.0%
  Business        587,000-5.50%      6,731-114-1.7%
  Farmland      389,7100.30%      1,593452.9%
22Duns CreekResidential      271,6510.30%      1,225342.9%
  Farmland      639,54514.30%      2,37130514.8%
23Salamander BayResidential      265,1600.00%      1,205322.7%
  Business      328,53918.60%      4,47155614.2%
  Farmland      430,7140.00%      1,721462.7%
24SeahamResidential      262,057-0.10%      1,195302.6%
  Business      273,8000.00%      3,9931052.7%
  Farmland      697,8460.00%      2,553672.7%
25FerodaleResidential      257,6920.00%      1,182312.7%
  Business      381,50047.00%      4,9341,16831.0%
  Farmland      317,0000.00%      1,366362.7%
26Fern BayResidential      255,691-1.90%      1,175161.4%
  Business      714,2000.50%      7,8432393.1%
27Anna BayResidential      250,721-0.30%      1,160272.4%
  Business       416,0472.4%      5,2362204.4%
  Farmland536,5830.00%2,050542.7%
28Fullerton CoveResidential      236,6291.10%      1,080363.4%
  Business      388,5561.30%      4,9961743.6%
  Farmland      368,0000.00%      1,370362.7%
29MedowieResidential      234,223-1.00%      1,109222.0%
  Business      321,782-2.00%              4,412601.4%
  Farmland     433,6550.00%1,730462.7%
30TomagoResidential226,1650.00%1,083282.7%
  Business658,571-2.20%7,356690.9%
  Farmland310,6670.00%1,348372.8%
31Port StephensResidential      225,0000.00%      1,080292.8%
  Business      117,00033.00%      2,62231613.7%
32Whole AreaResidential      223,646-0.30%         1,073242.3%
  Business      336,857-1.00%      4,543902.0%
  Farmland      428,1481.30%      1,681311.9%
33WilliamtownResidential      219,355-0.40%         870212.5%
  Business      638,219-2.60%      7,178430.6%
  Farmland      341,4520.00%      1,040272.7%
34Salt AshResidential210,8220.00%939242.6%
  Business303,5448.1%4,2533067.8%
  Farmland353,7740.00%1,406372.7%
35HeatherbraeResidential      204,1080.00%         1,015272.7%
  Business      341,9401.00%      4,5881493.4%
  Farmland      562,8000.00%      2,132562.7%
36HintonResidential      203,6250.40%         1,013292.9%
  Business      140,0330.00%      2,823742.7%
  Farmland      452,1880.00%      1,787472.7%
37Shoal BayResidential      203,0900.00%         1,012272.7%
  Business      205,3540.00%      3,394892.7%
38Nelson BayResidential      194,744-0.10%         986262.7%
  Business      308,1430.40%      4,2931232.9%
  Farmland      264,0000.00%      1,201312.6%
39Swan BayResidential      191,585-0.60%         976222.3%
  Farmland      260,9170.00%      1,192-109-8.4%
40Tanilba BayResidential      181,391-0.40%         944232.5%
  Business      196,6270.00%      3,318872.7%
41Lemon Tree PassageResidential      176,934-0.10%         930242.6%
  Business      194,033-2.80%      3,295391.2%
  Farmland       52,1530.00%         541142.7%
42Oyster CoveResidential      176,0295.40%         927515.8%
  Business      369,425-0.70%      4,8291042.2%
  Farmland      202,2000.00%         1,009272.7%
43MallabulaResidential      161,1270.00%         881232.7%
  Business      196,4960.00%      3,317872.7%
44Raymond TerraceResidential      143,4040.20%         826232.9%
  Business      290,9210.40%      4,1421193.0%
  Farmland      376,7000.00%         1,552402.6%
45KaruahResidential      137,049-1.50%         806151.9%
  Business      218,0760.00%      3,505922.7%
  Farmland      165,8060.00%895232.6%