At a Council meeting held on 27 June 2023, Council made the following rates and charges, summarised below, for the period 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024:

General Rate:

For Land which is used or predominantly used for: Cents in $AAV Fixed amount
Residential 5.74 $330
Vacant Residential 6.68 $330
Primary Production 5.74 $330
Sporting or Recreation 5.74 $330
Commercial 11.50 $330
Industrial 11.50 $330
Vacant Commercial 11.50 $330

Waste Management Service Charge

General waste management base levy for all rateable land $158.00
Residential waste collection services $166.00
Commercial waste collection services $375.00

Fire Service Rate

Urban 0.3313890 cents in the dollar of AAV with a minimum of $48
Rural 0.3346920 cents in the dollar of AAV with a minimum of $48

Community Medical Service Charge

For all rateable land a Medical Charge of $90

Payment of rates & charges by instalments

31st August, 2023, 30th November, 2023, 29th February, 2024, 30th April, 2024.

 Interest on Overdue Rates – 

To view the full Rates Resolution for 2023-24, please click here. 

Rates and Charges – General Information Pamphlet 2023/24

Rates Instalment Dates

Your annual rates are payable by 4 instalments;

  • 1st – 31stAugust 2023
  • 2nd – 30thNovember 2023
  • 3rd – 29th February 2024
  • 4th – 30th April 2024

Council will not be offering a discount for the 2023/24 financial year.


 To register to receive your rates notice via email please follow the instructions at the bottom of the front page of your rates notices.

Steps to registration

Go To – gsbc.enotices.com.au

Click the ‘Sign Up’ tab

Enter the email address you wish to receive your notices to

Enter the eNotices Reference Number from the bottom of the most recent rates notice (the number changes each notice and older references will not work)

You should then receive an email to confirm your email address. Please check your spam folder. If this is not received within 24 hours please email rates@freycinet.tas.gov.au – we will then issue you with an email password reset

Pensioner Rates Remission

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council offers a pension remission to eligible pension holders within the Municipal area.

To be eligible you must be a current holder of a Centrelink Health Care Card, a Pensioner Concession Card, or a DVA Gold Card endorsed as TPI or War Widow – issued by Centrelink or the Department of Veteran Affairs, on or before 1st July to be eligible for the following financial year.

The other criteria is that the property you will be claiming the pension remission on is your principal place of residence, ie: your only place of occupancy.

If you feel you are eligible you may download the pensioner application form from the forms & documents section to complete, and return to Council, where you must present your card to the Council representative.

The application form must be received by Council by 31st March for the relevant financial year.

Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Council’s Rates Officer on 03 6256 4782.

If you are experiencing difficulty in paying your rates by the due dates, please contact the rates officer to set up a payment arrangement to avoid recovery action.

Phone: 03 6256 4782
Email: rates@freycinet.tas.gov.au 

If an instalment amount is not paid by the due date, interest will accrue immediately on the overdue balance. Interest accrues on a daily basis at a rate of 8.13% per annum.


If an overdue amount remains unpaid after 14 days Council will take legal action for total rates payable if there is no approved payment arrangement in place. Any costs incurred due to legal action are recoverable from the ratepayer.

If you need to update your current postal address you will need to advise Council in writing by post, fax, email or in person at the Council Offices

A Supplementary Rates notice replaces any rates notice that has previously been issued for the current financial year.

The Waste Base Levy covers State Government charges for waste transfer station disposal landfill disposal fees, site lease charges and general transportation/maintenance costs.

This service charge is for the kerbside collection of your rubbish/recycling bins or a yearly voucher to take your rubbish to the waste management centres.

To provide medical buildings, administrative services and general benefits to attract and retain doctors within the Municipality.

Council is required to collect this revenue on behalf of the State Government, which is then passed on to the Tasmania Fire Service.

An assessed annual valuation is an assessment of the market value of a property, at a specific date and in accordance with legislation. The Valuer-General determines the AAV under the Valuation Of Land Act 2001.

It is the gross annual income that, at the time of valuation, the owner of the property might reasonably expect to obtain from letting it to a tenant. The assessed annual value of the land cannot be less than 4 per cent of the capital value of the land.

It is the expected sum of money that might be realised if the land and any existing dwelling or improvements were offered for sale at a particular time. For instance, on a rates notice, it may show land value as $50,000 and capital value as $175,000. The capital value includes the land value plus the value of any buildings on the site.