- 1 Rates
- 2 Discount on Rates
- 3 Pensioner Rates Remissions
- 4 Payment Options
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 Forms
- 7 Revenue Sources
- 8 Rates Fact Sheet
- 9 Rates Payment and Method of Delivery Flyer
Mareeba Shire Council levies and collects rates to raise revenue for the provision of essential services and infrastructure to the community. These services include but are not limited to roads, drainage, water and sewerage infrastructure, waste collection facilities and public facilities such as parks and libraries. If you own land, are the lessee of State owned land, or the holder of Mining Leases or Claims, you are liable for the payment of rates.
The General Rate is calculated by multiplying the rate set by Council by the unimproved value of the land set by the Department of Natural Resources. It provides funds for services and upkeep of shire assets that are available to all residents, for example parks and gardens, road maintenance, libraries, street lighting, public halls, aged pensioner accommodation and administration.
Discount on Rates
Discount on General Rates will only be allowed if the total payable (shown on your most current Rates Notice) is paid in full by the discount Due Date. It is strongly recommended that payment is not left until the discount Due Date as Council does not take responsibility for the late processing of electronic payments by third parties.
Pensioner Rates Remissions
If you are the holder of a current Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Department of Veteran’s Affairs Gold Card, and reside at your property permanently, you may be eligible for Pensioner Rates Remissions. To apply, download a copy of Council’s Application for Pensioner Rates Remissions below and return it to Council. In order to confirm your eligibility for Pensioner Rates Remissions, a copy of your Pensioner Concession Card or Gold Card must be attached to the form.
Download an Application for Pensioner Rates Remissions
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay my rates and water usage in advance?
Yes, Council allows you to pay into your rates account prior to the issue of a rate levy. All advanced payments will show as a credit balance brought forward on your notice.
What can I do if I cannot pay by the Due Date?
If you are unable to pay the amount by the due date, please contact Council on 1300 308 461 to make arrangements to pay your rates. Please note that interest will begin to accrue at the rate of 11%p.a. calculated daily on any amounts unpaid from the first day following the due date.
Changing your address?
It is the ratepayers responsibility to ensure that Council has the correct mailing address for all notices. Change of address notification must be in writing and can be forwarded to Council via letter, fax or email. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in notices being posted to the wrong address.
Can I receive my rates notice electronically (eRates)?
Yes , please complete and submit below form at least three (3) weeks prior to rate notices being issued to ensure your data is updated on Council’s Rating System. Please note rate notices are issued twice yearly in mid February and mid August.
All forms relevant to rates are located on our applications and forms page via the following link https://msc.qld.gov.au/applications-forms/
Revenue Sources are available by downloading the document below
Rates Fact Sheet
Detailed rates fact sheet can be downloaded by clicking on below button
Rates Payment and Method of Delivery Flyer
Rates flyer outlining payment options and method of delivery for your rate notice can be downloaded by clicking on below button or viewed by clicking on images to enlarge.