Sale of land for rates arrears
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Nov 2020

The provisions within the Local Government Regulation 2012 empower council to make a resolution to a sell property.  This applies to properties where rates or charges are in arrears for a period greater than three years. The outstanding rates are recovered by the sale of the land or property.

This process occurs annually. Council must end the Sale of Land process if :

  • the amount of the overdue rates or charges 
  • all expenses that council incurs in attempting to sell the land

 are both paid in full.

To go on the mailing list to ensure notification of upcoming auctions please contact council.


Council is committed to supporting our community through the novel coronavirus pandemic and understands it is having a far–reaching impact on our residents and local businesses.

There will not be a Sale of Land process for 2020. Council is offering flexible payment options for ratepayers who have been affected by COVID-19 and have not yet paid their rates.


For more details or assistance contact council.