Understanding Your Rates and Utilities

Learn more about the rates, levies, discounts and rebates featured in Townsville City Council’s 2023/24 Budget.

General Rates

To continue delivering essential services and investing in our city's growth, Council has implemented a 0% rate in the dollar increase for the 2023/24 financial year.

Category 1 – Principal Place of Residence rates overall have experienced an average of 3% increase due to the impact of state government land valuations. This is less than $1 per week and compares to an average increase of 7.5% in 2022/23.

The General Rates for Categories 2 – 6 will not experience any change (0% increase) in 2023/24.

Townsville’s home owner-occupiers will see an average increase of $2.50 a week in utility charges for water and waste services.