ACT property owners pay rates to provide funding for a wide range of municipal and other essential services to the ACT community. Under the Rates Act 2004 "owner" includes the registered proprietor of a parcel of land, a mortgagee in possession or a person holding the parcel of land under a sublease from the Territory.
In the ACT, the municipal services provided include:
- additions to and maintenance of main roads, bicycle paths and footpaths;
- the establishment, maintenance and upkeep of recreational areas, swimming pools, public libraries, halls and community centres; and
- garbage and waste disposal services, stormwater drainage, street lighting and cleaning.
Other essential services include:
- health and community care, education, policing, justice and community safety, public transport, environment and nature reserves, emergency services, sport and recreation, tourism, arts, land and planning.
- Online postal address update
- Rates Information pamphlet [RTF, 59Kb], [PDF, 202Kb]
- Rates Act 2004 (external site)
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Exchange of information
To assist in the identification and assessment of ACT taxes and grants we exchange information with other Revenue Offices and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The exchange of information with other Revenue Offices is in accordance with part 9 of the Taxation Administration Act 1999 (ACT) and similar legislation in the States and the Northern Territory. The exchange of information with the ATO is in accordance with subsection 355-65 (5) Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth).