How your rates and charges are calculated

Maribyrnong City Council uses the Capital Improved Value (CIV) system of rating, which is the most commonly used valuation system by Victorian Councils and one that recognises the full development value of the property. It’s also reflective of the general market value of the property as at the date of valuation.

The calculation for CIV has a general rate for residents and a differential rate is applied to other types of land, such as commercial, industrial and vacant land. Additionally it  has reasonable differentials for commercial and industrial premises – when compared to the residential rate in the dollar.

This means that in 2021/22 for each $1 a resident is paying, a Commercial Developed property will pay $1.35, an Industrial Developed premise will pay $1.60, a Residential Vacant property will pay $2 and Commercial and Industrial Vacant property will pay $3.

Calculating your rates

The example below shows the total rates and charges applicable on a residential property with a CIV of $750,000:

  • Property value x rate in the dollar + waste management service charge + municipal charge +  fire services levies - any applicable pensioner rebate
General Rates ($750,000 x $0.00274695)
 $2,060.21
Municipal Charge
 $20.00
Waste Service Charge
 $222.00
Fire Service Levies
 $158.44
Less Pensioner Rebate
 -$498.30
TOTAL
 $1,962.35

Rate in the dollar

The rate in the dollar is set by Council annually as part of the annual budget process. For the 2021/22 financial year the rate in the dollar has been set at $0.00274695 for residential developed properties.

 

Waste management service charge

The waste management service charge on the rate notice provides for the kerbside collection and disposal of a weekly garbage and fortnightly recycling bin service as well as one annual hard waste collection for eligible residential tenements.

For the 2021/22 financial year the following waste management service charges apply:

  • Two (2) Bin Charge of $198.00
  • Three (3) Bin Charge of $222.00

Should additional bins or a bin upsize be required (waste, recycling) these will also be charged at an additional cost. Any additional bin charges will be clearly listed on individual rate notices.

Visit our bins and waste management page for more information on waste services and the related costs for requesting additional bins, or for an upsize of your current bins.

Municipal charge

All property owners are required to pay a municipal charge, and the annual amount for 2021/22 is $20. The municipal charge contributes to the operational costs of the Council.

 

Fire services property levy

The Victorian Government requires all councils to collect the Fire Services Levy from ratepayers. All funds received by your Council through this levy go directly to supporting the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and the Country Fire Authority (CFA).

Visit the State Revenue Office website for more information.

Pensioner rebate

Visit our pensioner rebate on rates page for more information.

 

Residential vacant land

Residential vacant land

The example below shows the rates and charges applicable on residential vacant land with a CIV of $750,000, municipal charge, fire service levies and no waste charge:

General Rates ($750,000 x $0.00549390)
 $4,120.43
Municipal Charge
 $20.00
Fire Service Levies
 $158.44
TOTAL
 $4,298.68

 

*Please note: for further details regarding Fire Service Property Levy charges please visit the State Revenue Office website

Commercial and industrial properties

Council sets differential rates, for different categories of rateable land. The rate in the dollar amounts for commercial and industrial properties are shown below.

Commercial premises

The example below shows the total rates and charges applicable on a commercial developed property with a CIV of $750,000, municipal charge, fire service levies and no waste charge:

General Rates ($750,000 x $0.00370838)
 $2,781.29
Municipal Charge
 $20.00
Fire Service Levies
 $726.50
TOTAL
 $3,527.79

 

Industrial premises

The example below shows the rates and charges applicable on an industrial developed property with a CIV of $750,000, municipal charge, fire service levies and no waste charge:

General Rates ($750,000 x $0.0043951)
 $3,296.34
Municipal Charge
 $20.00
Fire Service Levies
 $906.50
TOTAL
 $4,222.84

 

Commercial/industrial vacant land

The example below shows the rates and charges applicable on a commercial/industrial vacant land with a CIV of $750,000, municipal charge, fire service levies and no waste charge:

General Rates ($750,000 x $0.00824085)
 $6,180.64
Municipal Charge
 $20.00
Fire Service Levies
 $329
TOTAL
 $6,529.64

 

*Please note: for further details regarding Fire Service Property Levy charges please visit the State Revenue Office website

Video: explaining rates

The Municipal Association of Victoria has put together a video which explains rate capping, how your rates are calculated and how council uses rates to improve the community.

Watch the 'rates explained' video.