Your rates help Council maintain, improve and provide services and facilities for the ratepayers, residents and visitors of our beautiful and unique location and are calculated on a variety of things including where you live.
Rates may vary from year to year based on a combination of annual maximum increases approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) rate pegging and special rate variations (SRV) and/or changes to land values as supplied to Council by the NSW Valuer General.
When are rates due?
|1st instalment||31 August|
|2nd instalment||30 November|
|3rd instalment||28 February|
|4th instalment||31 May|
How can I pay my rates?
You can use the BPay system to pay your rates by telephone or internet.
When making a payment using BPay, enter your biller code and reference number shown next to the BPay logo on the front of your rates notice.
For more information, contact your bank or alternatively visit BPay.
Payments to a maximum of $1,000 can be made using Australia Post Billpay using your Mastercard or Visa. Simply quote Billpay Code, along with your Customer Reference Number (shown in the bottom left hand corner on the front page of your rates notice), the amount being paid and your credit card details.
You can mail us cheques and money orders made payable to Murray River Council.
Please allow sufficient time for delivery.
Bring your notice into the Barham, Moama, Moulamein Offices or the Mathoura Visitor and Business Centre. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.
To set this up you’ll need:
- your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN)
- your Assess/Cust Ref No - which is in the bottom left hand corner of your rates notices
- our business details - Murray River Council PO Box 21 Mathoura 2710 PH 1300 087 004
- our Centrepay Ref No (CRN) 555 121 661V
If you have a Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veterans Affairs you may be eligible for a concession on your rates.
Please complete a Pensioner Concession form and bring to the Barham, Moama, Moulamein Office or the Mathoura Visitor and Business Centre along with your concession card to apply.
The Pension Concession is available only on your primary residence and your pension card must reflect this address.
Please note that New South Wales does not grant concessions on Health Care cards.
Under our Rates and Hardship Policy we can provide equitable and flexible arrangements to pay rates and charges during times of exceptional financial hardship.
Please see our Rates and Hardship policy and if you feel you qualify then complete the Rates and Hardship Application form and bring it in person with the supporting documentation to our Barham, Moama, Moulamein Offices or the Mathoura Visitor and Business Centre.
Rates are calculated on the value of your land which is determined by the Valuer General and a $ levy is applied to this value. Added to this are the fixed annual charges for sewerage and waste services to all areas where these services are supplied.
No - rate levies vary according to the category of the land
- Rural Residential, and
The land category is based on the primary use of the land.
The rate pegging percentage is set each year by the Minister for Local Government.
Rate pegging is the percentage limit by which Council may increase the total income it will receive from rates.
All enquiries relating to your land value should be directed to the Office of the Valuer General.
Follow these simple steps to receive your rates notices by email.
- Click sign up for eNotices
- Insert your email address
- Insert your eNotices Reference Number located on your Rates Notice
You will receive a confirmation of your request by email with instructions to set your password details.
- Follow the instructions and set your password
You have now successfully signed up for eNotices.
Please complete the Change of Address Form and email, mail or lodge in person at either our Barham, Moama, Moulamein offices or the Mathoura Visitor and Business Centre.