Rates and your property
Find out about:
- How your property is valued
- How your rates are calculated
- Associated levies
- Payment options
- Applying for a concession
Every two years qualified valuers work out the value of properties to determine individual property rates. Your rates notice includes a fee based on that value plus charges and levies for garbage collection. Go to understand your rates.
You can pay your rates in full or in quarterly instalments. A discount is offered on rates that are paid early and interest is charged on payments that are made after the due date. You can ask us to send your rates notice electronically and you can register for an SMS reminder. Go to reminders and how you receive your rates.
We have also developed the Rates and Valuations Brochure which includes commonly asked questions about rates and how they are determined.
Fire Services Property Levy
The Victorian Fire Services Property Levy was included on City of Greater Bendigo 2017/2018 rates notices which were mailed out in late July 2017.
It is a State Government requirement for all municipalities in Victoria to collect the levy that will be used to fund our important and essential fire services.
Each property is allocated an Australian Valuation Property Classification Code (AVPCC). This code is used to categorise a property into one of six property classifications for the purpose of calculating the Fire Services Levy. Here's a full list of the Australian Valuation Property Classification Codes (AVPCC).
This shows the classification for each AVPCC for the Fire Services Levy
For more information contact us on 03 5434 6000.