Rates Information

Rates Information


Property rates are Brighton Council’s principal revenue source.  Brighton operates under a fair rating system. This system, and Council's efficient management has enabled Brighton to keep rate rises at or below the rate of increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  The rating system comprises a fixed component for services that are enjoyed equally by all ratepayers and includes a differential based on locality that recognises capacity to pay.

Rates are charged for various services and owners pay rates according to whether all or only some of the services supplied are available to a particular property.

To view Brighton Council's Rates and Charges for the current Financial Year, please visit our Forms Page.

If you would like to contact Council regarding your Rates, please phone the Brighton Council Rates Office on (03) 6268 7025 between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri).

If you want to make an online rates payment, please visit our BPOINT Payment Page.

Register for E-Notices

To register for e-notices for accessing online Rate Notices, please visit this link.

Please note, you will need to enter your Reference Number, as it appears on your Rate Notice.

Changes to Your Details

Any changes in your personal information (eg postal/residential addresses) should be forwarded to Brighton Council as soon as possible to ensure all records are kept up to date.

You may do this through one of the following options:

  • In person at our Council Offices, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach, TAS 7017 between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Phone the Brighton Council on (03) 6268 7000, between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Post your information to the Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach, TAS 7017
  • Or email: admin@brighton.tas.gov.au

Please note that in the case of a name change (ie Marriage), Council advises these changes must be made through the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment, which will in due course notify Council.  This ensures all Title Records and Information remain current and accurate across all relevant Departments.

Direct Debit is available for all Rate Instalments

Direct Debit is a more convenient and efficient way to pay your Rates.  Using Direct Debit, Brighton Council can electronically transfer funds from your bank account to pay your Rates.

Direct Debit Options

Payments made via Direct Debit can be as follows:

  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • Monthly
  • Instalment Dates
  • Payment in full on the first Instalment Date

Please note, that Interest is applied on all overdue amounts when the Rates are not paid in full by the end of a financial year.

Please refer to our Forms Page for copies of Brighton Council's Direct Debit and Service Agreement Forms for information regarding the Terms and Conditions of the Direct Debit Agreements.

If you want to proceed with a Direct Debit please contact the Rates Office for assistance.

Change of Details

Anyone wanting to change their Direct Debit Details should contact the Rates Office (03) 6268 7025  between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri) or email rates@brighton.tas.gov.au.

Government Concessions

If you receive a Pension Concession or a Health Care Card (not a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) you may be eligible for a concession on your rates.

For existing concession card-holders, verified by Centrelink or Veterans' Affairs, these remissions will be automatically shown as a reduction on your rates notice when they are issued.

If your remission is not automatically shown as a reduction on your rates notice, please contact the Brighton Council Rates Office on (03) 6268 7025 between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri).

All eligible Concession Card holders must present their current (in-date) Pension Concession Card or Heath Care Card when applying for a Concession Rate on their Rates.

New card holders (if the start on card is on or before July 1) should complete a remission form before March 31 of each financial year. For further information, including conditions of elegibility for a Pension Concession, contact the Rates Office on (03) 6268 7025 between 8.15am and 4.45pm (Mon - Fri).

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Street/Mail Address
1 Tivoli Road

Old Beach  TAS  7017

Contact Us
Tel: (03) 6268 7000

Fax: (03) 6268 7013
Email: admin@brighton.tas.gov.au

Business Hours
Mon - Fri: 8.15am to 4.45pm