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 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. Read more on understanding 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. Learn about 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 2020/2021 rates notices, mailed out in early August 2020.
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.