Rates are a form of property tax and provide critical revenue for the City of Ballarat to deliver over 80 services and $130.9 million in capital works.

Your rates help the City of Ballarat deliver a diverse range of community services, as well as ongoing maintenance and development of critical infrastructure. Whether it is family and children services, footpaths, sport facilities, festivals and events, road maintenance, intercultural services or library services, rates help facilitate so much of what is essential in our everyday lives. All property owners have a responsibility to pay a fair share of rates for the benefit of all community members.

Please contact the City of Ballarat Rates and Valuation team on 5320 5500 for any questions about your rates.

Payment by direct debit is coming!
A new option to pay your rates by 10 monthly instalments will be available by direct debit on the 15th of each month from September this year to June 2022 making it easier to pay rates. Registrations and applications will be available online from early August.