Information About Council Rates

Rating Policy

Council's Rating Policy sets out the strategy for the way in which Council rates are charged across the Community and the methods and timeframes for collection of rates.

The policy deals with specific issues such as;

  • Method used to value land
  • Structure of rates - that is how rates will be imposed across the Community (eg general rates, differential rates, fixed charges etc)
  • Payment dates
  • Late payment fees
  • Options for rate relief (eg concessions and rebates)

This policy does not set the amount of rate revenue to be collected, as that is determined by the annual City Plan and Budgeting process which is adopted in June each year.

To view the full version of the Rating Policy, please click on the following link: -

Rating Policy

New Cost of Living Concession for Pensioners
From 1 July 2015 Council concessions have been replaced with the new State Government cost of living concession for pensioners. The State Government has advised the payments are expected to be made to homeowners September 2015 and to tenants by early 2016.

Further information please click on the link below for State Government news release dated 14 May 2015:

To find out more about your 2017/18 Rates click here.

Rate Relief

It is the policy of the City of Playford that a rebate of rates payable on some land is available to a person or body/organisation when Council considers that particular requirements under the Local Government Act 1999 have been met.

To view the Rate Relief Policy and to download an application form please click on one the following links:

Rates Relief Policy

Rate Relief Application Form


Seniors Postponement of Council Rates

Seniors Postponement is a new system introduced under the Local Government Act that will apply to Council Rates from 1 July 2007. Senior Citizens will be able to postpone rate amounts over $500 for an indefinite period (up to when their property is sold or eligibility ceases).

To view a factsheet please click on the below link:

Seniors Postponement of Council Rates

Commercial Rates Strategy

 In June 2014, the Council approved the Commercial Rating Strategy, with 75% of new commercial rate revenue received from growth to fund rate reductions to all business over the next 13 years. The Commercial Rating Strategy forms part of a greater objective to encourage business development and employment opportunities in the City.

Further information please click on the link below:

Commercial Rates Strategy 2014

Rating in Local Government

The Local Government Association of SA has produced some useful Fact Sheets about rates and Council services.

Please click on the links below to find out more.

About Council Rates

Funding Council Services


Further information about rating in Local Government can be obtained through the Local Government Association's website.

Please click on the following LGA Icon to access their site:

LGA Icon

Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
Decrease font sizeReset font sizeIncrease font size
a great place to live, work and play...