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Rates and valuations

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Your rates contribute to new and improved services, better roads and parklands and to support community and business activities in the City of Melbourne.

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In order to be eligible for a pension concession, a ratepayer must live at the property and hold a valid concession card.

If you are selling a property, you will need to obtain a Land Information Certificate so that the correct settlement can be made. Commonly, your solicitor or conveyancer will apply for this information on your behalf.

Fire Services Property Levy

Under the reformed levy, all Victorian property owners will make an annual contribution to the state’s fire services via council rates notices.

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The value of your property is used to calculate your rates. Property values are assessed using information such as property type and features and market prices.

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Payment dates

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Rates notices are usually sent to ratepayers around July. Payments can be made in one lump sum or in instalments.

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Payments assistance

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The City of Melbourne accepts online payments for rates, parking fines, residential parking permits, event permits and animal registration renewals.

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Rates calculations

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The City of Melbourne uses the Net Annual Value (NAV) as its basis for calculating rates.

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About your rates

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Council rates are a contribution each ratepayer makes towards community services provided by their council. Rates also contribute to running your council.

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