In 2016, the Victorian Government introduced rate capping, a system that determines the amount a council can increase rates.
For 2020–21 the State Government applied a rate cap of 2%.
To help fund our works and services program, a 2% increase has been applied to the 2020–21 budget.
How is the rate cap calculated?
If the total rate revenue collected in the 2019-20 financial year was $10,000,000, the maximum that can be collected in 2020-21 would be $10,200,000. That’s 2% more than the previous year.
The rate cap does not apply to:
Could my rates rise by more than 2%?
Yes, they could. The rates you pay is impacted by any rate increase and your property’s Capital Improved Value:
- If the market value of your property increases to more than the City of Stonnington average, your rates will increase by more than 2%.
- If the market value of your property increases to less than the City of Stonnington average, your rates will increase by less than 2%.
Please note: A decrease in the market value of your property does not necessarily mean a reduction in your rates.
More information on rate capping
To learn more about rate capping, watch Municipal Association of Victoria's short film explaining the State Government’s ‘Fair Go Rates System’.