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Understand your rates

How your rates are calculated

We assess community needs and the total cost of services and infrastructure when deciding how much money is needed from rates each year. 

  1. We calculate the total value of all properties in Moreland. We use the Capital Improved Value (CIV) as a valuation base to calculate rates.
  2. We then work out the balance of the total cost to provide all your services. The cost in 2021 is $149,664,235.
  3. We divide this cost by the total value of properties, giving us the rate in the dollar. This year, the rate in the dollar is
    0.0024283, meaning that for every dollar of value of your property, you pay 0.0024283 cents in rates.

For example:

If your house has a capital improved value (CIV) of $580,000, this year you will pay $1,408.41 in rates, excluding extra charges or arrears:

Capital improved value = $580,000

Residential rate in the dollar = 0.0024283

$580,000 x 0.0024283 = $1,408.41

Infographic: how rates are calculated

See more information on property valuations.

Rates capping

For the 2021-22 financial year, the total revenue generated from rates is capped at 1.5%.

For more information on rate capping, please visit the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Waste charges

The annual waste charge is included on your rates notice as a separate item.

This charge relates to kerbside collection of garbage, recycling, and food and garden organics (FOGO) bins, as well as the biannual hard waste collections.

Only properties that pay the annual waste charge are entitled to kerbside waste services and hard waste collection. Please refer to your rates notice or contact us if you are unsure whether you pay this charge.

The 2021-22 annual waste charge has increased by 25%. If you have a standard 80L garbage bin (red lid), this increase adds up to 94 cents per week, or $48.72 for the year. The increase covers the cost of the expanded food and garden organics collection service, increased waste processing fees and the increased landfill levy.

You can add food scraps to your food and organics bin (bright green lid) along with garden waste. Less food waste in landfill is good for our environment. If you don’t already have one, you can order a food and organics (FOGO) bin at no additional cost.

For more information call us on 9240 1111.

How the waste charge is calculated

Your waste charge is based on the capacity, or size, of the garbage bin/s at the property.

Current waste charges for the 2021-22 financial year (valid until 30 June 2022):

  • 80-litre bin has a waste charge of $247.03
  • 120-litre bin has a waste charge of $555.82
  • 240-litre bin has a waste charge of $1,173.40

To encourage reduced waste, the charge per litre for the 80-litre bin remains much lower than larger bins (that are not shared).

Shared 120-litre and 240-litre bins relate to properties where more than one household share a bin.

Fire services levy

Your rates include the Victorian Government’s Fire Services Property Levy. All revenue collected goes directly to the State Government to help support Victoria’s fire services.

Calculate your Fire Services Property Levy

Visit the State Government website to calculate your Fire Services Property Levy.

The Fire Services Property Levy includes a fixed component of $114 for residential properties and $233 for non-residential properties, plus a variable component calculated as a percentage of your capital improved value (CIV).

Pension concession rebates

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a $50 Fire Services Property Levy rebate for their principal place of residence.

Pensioners who currently receive a rates concession rebate automatically receive the $50 concession on the Fire Services Property Levy.

For more information call the Victorian Concessions Information Line on 1800 658 521.

Have a question about rates?

If you have a question about rates, please fill out the form below we will get back to you within 4 working days. Please provide as much detail as you can.

Rates enquiry