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Understand your Rates - view our information brochure.

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Rates are payable by all property owners and contribute to the revenue used to deliver capital works and essential services in Kingston. Councils have the ability to levy rates and charges under the Local Government Act 1989.

The rates councils collect are a form of property tax.
The value of each property is used as the basis for calculating what each property owner will pay.

Calculating how much each property owner pays in rates involves determining the total amount of rate revenue required and dividing this across the total value of all rateable properties to establish a rate in the dollar. The rate in the dollar is then applied against each individual property value to calculate how much each property owner pays.

If you would like to learn more about rates, please visit Know Your Council.

Find out more about how your rates are calculated in our short video.

E-Rates and Online Rates

Register to view your Rates online

Access current and historical rates notices online via a secure login.
Register to create your online rates account.

*Please note you will need a copy of your rates notice to register

Log in to view your Rates

Have you already registered for our online rates portal?
Log in to view your Rates.

Receive your Rates Notice via email

Register to receive your Rates Notices via email.

*Please note you will need a copy of your rates notice to register, and only current notices will be sent.
If you would like access to historic rates notices, please register for the Online Rates Portal


Frequently asked questions

How are my rates calculated?

Your share of the total rate amount is set by the value of your property plus a municipal charge, a user-pays waste charge and the Fire Services Levy. 

Read more about valuations

Will interest be charged on my current overdue rates?

No interest will be charged on overdue rates for the 2021/22 financial year.

Please note: from 1 July 2022, interest charges will resume. 

When are instalments due this year?

To pay your rates as four instalments, the first payment must be made by 30 September 2021. Following that, the remaining three instalments will be due on 30 November 2021, 28 February 2022 and 31 May 2022.

Alternatively, a full single payment is due on 15 February 2022; or ten payments via direct debit, may be arranged.

When are direct debits due?

Ten instalments are debited on the first business day of each month from September to June:

  1. 1 September 2021
  2. 1 October 2021
  3. 1 November 2021
  4. 1 December 2021
  5. 4 January 2022
  6. 1 February 2022
  7. 1 March 2022
  8. 1 April 2022
  9. 2 May 2022
  10. 1 June 2022

What is the cut-off date for direct debit applications for the current rating period?

New direct debit applications will be accepted up until the December. Applications after this date may not be accepted.

What do I do if my details have changed?

Residents can update details online such as mailing address or other details.