How to read your rates and utilities notice

Townsville ratepayers receive their Rate and Utilities Notice in their mailbox or inbox twice a year – in February and August.

The notice improves the level of information for ratepayers and what they are being charged for by featuring breakdowns of rates, utilities, State Government levies, and eligible concessions.

Example rate notice

Here is an example rate notice with explanations for you to look through.

New Look Rates Notice

Rate descriptions

The charges on your rate notice have broken down into rates, utilities, State Government levies and concessions.  Read on to find out more information on each of these charges.