Rates Rates

Gladstone Regional Council, like every Local Government in Queensland, gains the bulk of its operating budget revenue through general rates and service charges. General rates are essentially a tax on property and are based on land valuations. Service charges are levied on properties that receive a specific service.

The revenue generated by general rates and service charges allows Council to maintain and operate existing infrastructure and services and provide for new capital projects.

The 2013-14 rates notices will be issued on August 20, 2013 with payment due by Septemer 20, 2013 to attract a 10% discount.

A 5% discount is available for those who pay in full between September 21 and October 22, 2013.

People who choose to pay at the Gladstone administration centre in Goondoon Street can opt to use a quick payment service by deposting a check in the shute provided.

Property owners who experience difficulty meeting their rate payments should contact Council immediately to ensure a payment agreement can be negotiated.

To access Council's instalment payment scheme, ratepayers fill out the form on the back of their rates notice and return it to their local Council office.

Ratepayers should also be aware that their water rates for the previous six months will also be included in their rates figures.

Several payment methods are available to property owners including BPAY, POSTbillpay, in person at Council offices, by mail or by credit card.

Ratepayers are advised to make BPAY or POSTbillpay payments at least two days prior to the discount deadline to ensure Council receives the payment in time.

More details about payment options are included on the back of rates notices or by visiting our Payments Options page.

Your rates notice will be accompanied by an information booklet detailing important rates information including a 2013-14 Rates Booklet and Budget Summary.

For more information or assistance with your rates notice, contact Council on 4976 6999, or click the links below.