City of Palmerston

How Council calculates rates

Council rates are levied annually on each rateable allotment within the council area. On or before 31 July each year, Council declares rates for the financial year and payment due dates. For the financial year 2016/17 Council has declared the following rates based on land use:

Rating Zone Rate on UCV Min. Rate
Residential 0.450000%  $1,177
Residential Marlow 0.350971%  $1,177
Commercial 0.727736%  $1,177
Industrial 0.264184%  $1,177
Vacant Land 0.450000%  $1,177

For the definition of Council’s Land Use, please refer to Councils Rating Policy FIN25.

The Waste Management fee for the financial year 2016/17 has been set to $510. The waste management fee is calculated on the basis of service delivery costs for providing collection and disposal services to residents.

2016/17 Declaration of Rates
Click here to view past Declaration of Rates

Paying your Rates

Your rates are due and payable in full, on or before the first instalment date - Wednesday 28 September 2016. Alternatively, they can also be paid in four instalments before, or on the following dates:

1st instalment - Wednesday 28 September 2016
2nd instalment - Monday 28 November 2016
3rd instalment - Friday 27 January 2017
4th instalment - Tuesday 28 March 2017

Where the last date for payment falls on a weekend or Public Holiday, payment should be made by the next working day (eg. If the due date for payment for an instalment is a Saturday, the payment should be received by 5pm on the following Monday).

Penalty interest for overdue rates

In accordance to Section 162 Local Government Act Council charges interest on rates not paid by the due date.
Interest is charged at 18% per annum calculated on a daily basis.

Incentive for Early Payment

2016/17 Early Bird Winners: Winner #1 - J F Mondol & F M Biswas of Gray. Winner #2 - V R K & S Naidu of Durack.

Pursuant to Section 160 of the Local Government Act, Council has determined that a cash incentive be provided to encourage the prompt payment of rates and charges for the financial year. The monetary incentive shall be offered through the conduct of a draw to be known as the ‘Early Bird Draw’ whereby the City of Palmerston will provide $1,500 cash prize to two successful ratepayers. To be eligible to enter the ‘Early Bird Draw’, City of Palmerston Property Owners must pay their rates in full (including any arrears, fines, waste charges and any other charges) by the first instalment due date. Only “ratepayers” who are natural persons, business owners or sporting groups are entitled to participate in the ‘Early Bird Draw’ – Government institutions are specifically excluded.

Click here for more information on the ‘Early Bird Draw'.

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
2 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
8.15am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9777
F 08 8931 0122

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 6am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm
Public holidays 9am - 1pm