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Find out about rates and valuations

Bayside is one of the most liveable places of the world’s most liveable city. It’s a great place to live and your rates play a key role in keeping it that way.


How are rates calculated?

They are calculated by multiplying your property’s value, by Bayside’s total rates divided by the total value of all Bayside properties.

How rates are calculated

Rate capping

We comply with the Victorian Government’s rate cap. The cap applies to the average annual increase of rates and municipal charge.

Charges on your rate notice

Municipal charge

This charge helps to cover administrative costs and applies to all properties equally, irrespective of value. It is subject to the rate cap.

Waste charge

This pays for the weekly garbage, fortnightly recycling and garden waste, and hard rubbish collection. It also covers cleaning and waste management in public areas such as street sweeping, street bins and beach cleaning.

Fire services levy

This is a Victorian State Government charge used to fund fire services that we are required to collect. Each property pays a flat amount plus a variable amount based on the value of the property. To find out more go to the Fire Services Property Levy website.

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