Fire and Emergency Services Levy
From July 1 2017, the NSW Government will abolish the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) on insurance policies and replace it with a Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) paid alongside council rates. Revenue raised from the FESL will go to the State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW. The reform will be budget neutral and will not in any way adversely impact funding to these agencies. A vast majority of fully-insured residential property owners are expected to be better off under the FESL, with an average saving more than $47 per year. Discounts will be available for pensioners.
For more information please visit the Fire and Emergency Services levy website
Paying your rates, water and debtor accounts online is easy.
You can pay by BPay using Council's biller code of 17418 and your customer reference number which is located towards the bottom of your notice.
Payments can also be made online or by phone 1300 730 701. Details of your reference number are included in your rate notice.
Please note that you have a different customer reference number for your rates account and your water account. You need to identify which account you are paying.
Anyone who has multiple properties will have a difference reference number for each property. It is this reference number that will direct your payment to the appropriate account.
Electronic rates notices
You can now receive your rate and instalment notices electronically from Council. There is no charge for this service and you can check your notices at any time, at your convenience.
You can also print, save and email all of your information. Notices will be archived and available online for up to two years.
Once you register, your rates notices will no longer be sent by mail as you will receive your notice by email approximately one month before the notice is due.
A link will also be provided to allow you to pay your rates via Secure payments or you can still pay by any of the other usual methods.
Please take a few minutes to read our terms and conditions.
Standard Terms Conditions (DOC - 53KB)
To receive your rate and instalment notices electronically, please registerhere
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