How Your Rates Are Levied

Your rates are charges on the unimproved capital value of your property (the land only - this does not include any improvements). The unimproved value of your land is assessed by the Valuer-General every three years.  Any queries in relation to your land valuation should be directed to the Valuer-General, Ph: 8995 5375. 

Any queries about your rates? Call 8930 0551 and let us help you.

Differential Rating
The differential rating system is seen by Council to be fairer and less vulnerable to marked fluctuations. It will also help prevent major increases following the unimproved capital valuations every three years. It has been based on Town Planning Zones under the Planning Act. There are 25 Town Planning Zones and Council has grouped these into 10 categories.

The Minimum residential rate for 2016/17 is $1071, an increase of $29 on last year. The minimum commercial rate is $1117, an increase of $30.  The differential rates are applied to the assessed unimproved capital value of the land on the following categories.

The differential rates are applied to the assessed unimproved capital value of the land on the following categories.

TOWN PLANNING ZONE

 (% of UCV)

MINIMUM

SD, RR, RL, R

0.412733%

 $1071

MD, MR, HR

0.412733%

$1126

CV

0.392465%

$1071

CB

0.476371%

$1355

PS, CN

0.367170%

$1117

OR

0.332207%

$442

FD, SU, CP, CL, RD, U

0.412733%

$1126

C, SC

0.545357%

$1117

TC, HT

0.555826%

$1117

LI

0.334143%

$1117

GI, DV

0.282772%

$1117

Other Rates, Levies or Charges

There may be other rates, charges or levies that apply to a particular property. These could include garbage charges or car parking shortfall levy.

For details on how these are assessed call 8930 0551.

Rates Account Queries Ph: 8930 0551
Email: rates@darwin.nt.gov.au