There are different kinds of rates for different kinds of property. Here are the most common rates terms explained.
Each property is charged a general rate – based on land value – with different rates (differentials) applying to each property category.
The categories in the Council's differential rating scheme reflect differing property uses:
Differential surcharges (a higher rate in the dollar) are applied to multi-unit residential and commercial/industrial properties. Single unit residential and rural/semi-serviced properties are charged lower rates.