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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 2019-2020

View the Full fees schedule (PDF 3.3MB). Or view below the fees broken into Council section or business unit.

Administration Services (PDF 436KB)

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

Community Services (PDF 510KB)

  • Administration Building - Hire of rooms
  • Cemetery Operations
  • Children's Services
  • Disability Services
  • Helicopter Landing Sites
  • Library Services
  • Halls & Community Centres
  • Sailing and Acquatic Club
  • Recreation Services Administration
  • Waste Management Services
  • Wharves/Foreshores/Boat Ramps
  • Visitor Information Centre

Development Services (PDF 447KB)

  • Services and Administration
    • Pre-lodgement meetings
    • Written advice
    • Consultation Services
    • Registrations
  • Rezoning and Reclassification
    • Planning proposals
  • Applications (including DAs, CCs, CDCs and S.58)
  • Certification
  • Other Certificates
    • Building certificate fees
  • Swimming Pools
  • Fire Safety
  • Caravan parks, manufactured homes and moveable dwellings (S68)
  • Compliance

Engineering Works (PDF 268KB)

  • Drainage and Flooding
  • Drainage Management (Section 68 of Local Government Act 1993)
  • Kerb and Guttering
  • Private Utility Installation
  • Restorations
  • Roads Management (Section 138 of Roads Act 1993)
  • Permits
  • Road Closures
  • Rural Address Post
  • Traffic
  • Survey & Land Services
  • Workshop

Environmental Health Services (PDF 214KB)

  • Animal Management
  • Impounding
  • Mortuaries
  • On Site Sewage Management Systems
  • Public Safety
    • Food Safety
    • Other inspections
  • Regulated Systems
  • Graffiti Management

Environmental Services (PDF 127KB)

  • Biosecurity weed matter
  • Onsite Weed Control
  • Tree Management

Holiday Parks (PDF 403KB)

  • Fingal Bay Accommodation Tariffs
  • Halifax Accommodation Tariffs
  • Shoal Bay Conference Room Hire
  • Shoal Bay Accommodation Tariffs
  • Treescape Accommodation Tariffs
  • Thou Walla Sunset Retreat Accommodation Tariffs

Recreational Services (PDF 307KB)

  • Aquatic Centres - Lakeside Leisure Centre
  • Aquatic Centres - Tilligerry Aquatic Centre
  • Aquatic Centres - Tomaree Aquatic Centre
  • Sports Councils - Membership Fees and Arrangements
  • Sports Councils - Facilities Categories/Hire