Your rates are worked out by multiplying the Capital Improved Value (CIV) of your property by the annual rate in the dollar the Council is charging for that year.
Council also has a separate garbage charge for 120 and 240 litre waste wheelie bins and a 240 litre green waste wheelie bin.
You can choose to pay your rates in one lump sum or in four instalments.
If you are paying by one lump sum, you must pay the full amount by 15 February 2013 to avoid penalty interest.
If you choose to pay by instalments the first instalment is due by 30 September 2012. Payments not received by this date, will not be accepted as an instalment payment. For instalments 2, 3 and 4 interest is charged at 10.5% per annum from the date the instalment was due.
The instalment payment dates for 2012/13 are:
Instalment 1 due by 30 September 2012
Instalment 2 due by 30 November 2012
Instalment 3 due by 29 February 2013
Instalment 4 due by 31 May 2013
You can pay your rates by mail, in person at one of our three service centres, at any Australia Post outlet, any branch of the Commonwealth Bank or by B-Pay.
You can pay by cheque, cash or credit card with all of these options except at the Commonwealth Bank. The Commonwealth Bank will only accept cash or cheque payments over the counter.
Payment can also be made via the internet. Online payments via credit card can be made by going to the Online Payments section of this website or using the online Bpay service available through most banks and credit unions.
You can also pay by phone with a credit card by dialling 13 18 16 then entering BILLPAY CODE 0708 and your BILLPAY REFERENCE NUMBER located on the front of your notice.
Pensioners may qualify for a 50% State Government rate rebate (maximum $198.00) for the home in which they are living. To be eligible, you need to have a Pensioner Concession Card from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs, or a Gold Card from Department of Veterans Affairs specifying War Widow or TPI.
Customers who are eligible and have not yet applied for the rebate must lodge an application form at one of Council's service centres before 30 June 2012 to claim the rebate for this year.
To download an application form or for further information on concessions available from the State Government please go to www.dhs.vic.gov.au/concessions
The completed form should be sent back to Banyule City Council, together with a photocopy of both sides of your pension card.
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In assessing the value of your property for rate charges we use the Capital Improved Value. This means the assessed value of your land plus improvements such as a house, shop, factory, fences or landscaping.
Valuers are now required to value each property every two years taking market set price movements (ie. prices paid by vendors) into account. The most recent revaluation of property in Banyule came into effect on 1 July 2010 (based on 1 January 2010 property values).
Council's rates are based on Capital Improved Value of your property. Therefore, if you make changes such as erecting, extending, altering or demolishing buildings, or subdivide the land, our Valuers will have to revalue your property. This is called Supplementary Valuations.
For more information on valuations see Council Valuation Services.
The majority of land in Victoria does not attract Land Tax. However, every person who acquires land in Victoria must give notice to the Victorian Registrar of Titles. This must be done within one month of acquiring the land.
The Notice of Acquisition of an Interest in Land form below is the applicable State Revenue Office Victoria form for recording these details.
If you have any questions on how to complete the Notice of Acquisition, contact the State Revenue Office on 13 21 61 and speak to one of their customer service officers.