Rates and your property
The City of Greater Bendigo understands that the current unprecedented pandemic is impacting our community in many different ways. We are committed to supporting the community through this uncertainty.
Some individuals and businesses may face increased financial pressures. The City has developed COVID-19 financial hardship guidelines which enable flexible payment and other arrangements to be set-up
There are a number of options that can support people depending on their individual circumstances that will be effective immediately. These are:
- For ratepayers on quarterly instalments, the fourth rate instalment due date will be extended by one month to June 30, 2020
- For those experiencing financial hardship, flexible rate payment plans are available, including the ability to defer all payments on rates to September 30, 2020
- Interest will not be charged for overdue rates or other payments through to September 30, 2020
- There are financial hardship options available which consider individual circumstances. Customers can contact the City via [email protected] or call 5434 6000
Find out about:
- How your property is valued
- How your rates are calculated
- Associated levies
- Payment options
- Applying for a concession
Every year the Valuer-General Victoria reviews property rates, which are then used by the City 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 Brochure which includes commonly asked questions about rates.
Victorian Fire Services Property Levy
The Victorian Fire Services Property Levy is included on City of Greater Bendigo 2019/2020 rates notices, mailed out in late July 2019.
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.