- Last updated:
- 20 Feb 2019
When a property is sold within the region, council receives details of new owners from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME). The details include a postal address for notices. If you want council to forward notices to another address, you must authorise the change by:
- an online change of address form
- downloading a change of address notification form and lodge it at one of council's customer service centres.
Ratepayers wishing to change their name or business name must complete a change of name notification form. You must clearly state the reason for the name change on the form and provide supporting documents such as:
- marriage certificate
- Decree Nisi (divorce)
- letterhead with new company name
- or extract from Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC).
Property sales (new owners)
Council rate notices are issued in January and July. If you buy or sell your property just prior to either of these times, council may not have been notified of the sale before printing notices. So, if you receive a rate notice for a property you no longer own, please either forward the notice to the new owner or return it to council.
A penalty can apply if notification of a sale is not provided to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) or to council within 30 days of settlement.
If you would like more details or assistance, contact council's customer service centre.