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General Rate Information

How Rates Are Calculated

Council rates are calculated by multiplying the capital value of a property (as assessed by the Valuer General) by a rate in the dollar.

There are a range of different rates in the dollar depending on land use, for example:


Residential: 0.00343301

Commercial: 85%: 0.00635107

Industrial: 70%: 0.00583612

Vacant land: 100%: 0.00686602

The minimum rate for 2018/2019 is $1040

When Are Rates Due?

The City of Marion's rates notices are issued in July each year.

You can choose to pay your rates in four quarterly instalments or in one annual amount.

Each quarterly instalment is payable on or before:

  • 3 September 2018
  • 3 December 2018
  • 1 March 2019
  • 3 June 2019

When paying by instalments, the Council will send out separate instalment notices approximately 30 days prior to each payment due date.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) Levy

Council collects a regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy on all rateable properties on behalf of your regional NRM board.

The NRM board invests this levy in managing and protecting priority water, land, marine and biodiversity assets.

The NRM Levy rate in the dollar for 2018-2019 is 0.00009892.

For further information, visit the Natural Resources Management website or phone 8273 9100.

Postponement Of Rates - Seniors

Ratepayers who hold a State Seniors Card (or who are eligible to hold a State Seniors card and have applied for one) may apply to Council to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence.

Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of.

Rate Rebate Applications

Ratepayers of the City of Marion who believe they are eligible for a rate rebate for the financial year 2018/19 must make written application with the Rate Rebate Application form to the Council by 1 May 2018.

Applicants need to identify the grounds for the application under the relevant section of either the Local Government Act 1999 or Local Government (Accountability Framework) Amendment Act 2009.

Each application, whilst being dealt with on its merits, will also be considered in terms of the requirements of Rate Rebate Policy

All relevant supporting information must accompany an application and a declaration about the content of the application must be completed.

Pensioners and self-funded retirees who receive the State Government’s Cost of Living concession are not eligible to apply.