Rates and Valuations

About your rates

Rates are a property tax collected by Council to fund the infrastructure and services we enjoy as a community such as roads, footpaths, libraries, parks and gardens, recreation facilities, child care centres and waste disposal.

Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rate Cap system

Latrobe City Council has embraced the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates system which took effect on 1 July 2016, capping the rate in the dollar increase at 2.5% for this financial year.  The municipal charge is also included in the rate cap.

The rate cap applies to the total average rates collected by Council, not to individual rates assessments.  If your rates increased by more than the advertised 2.5% compared with last year, this is likely because the value of your property increased more than the average property value in the municipality (3.85%).

Learn more at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/fairgorates.

Contact the Property and Rates team

Phone: 1300 367 700 weekdays 8:30am to 5:15pm

Email: rates@latrobe.vic.gov.au

In person: Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell.

Mail: Latrobe City Council, PO BOX 264, Morwell VIC 3840

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