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Travel Exemptions for Fire Preparedness

Victorians who need to travel to carry out summer fire preparation activities can apply to council for an exemption to current travel restrictions.

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Rate revenue helps fund the services Council provides to ratepayers and residents.

This revenue is collected through charging rates to the owner or occupier of every property in the municipality. In setting the rates Council aims to charge rates equitably by using property values to fairly distribute rates charged. Council uses the Capital Improved Value (CIV) of each property as the base for setting differential rates that apply to various property classifications.

The formula for calculating General Rates (that cover most residential properties) is: General Rates = Capital Improved Value x Rate in the Dollar.