- Last updated:
- 23 Jan 2019
The Tourism and Major Events Levy has been introduced to fund the promotion of tourism through the levying of a special rate. Council's Revenue Statement for the 2017/2018 financial year states that the levy shall apply to all land that receives a benefit from tourism and major events, either directly or indirectly.
When to complete this form
Complete this form when properties are no longer used for transitory accommodation.
Transitory accommodation is defined as 'properties which are offered for short term residential rental, or a nature generally associated with holiday rental letting, typically for a period or periods of less that 28 consecutive days at any one time during the financial year'.
This special rate applies to all rateable land that has been categorised as per the following table, subject to a minimum amount, in accordance with Section 94(10) of the Local Government Regulation 2012.
|Category||Description||Cents per dollar of Rateable Value||Minimum per year|
|A||Transitory accommodation - Urban||0.3117||$95.00|
|B||Transitory accommodation - Rural||0.2338||$95.00|
|C||Commercial and Industrial - Urban||0.1559||$95.00|
|D||Commercial and Industrial - Rural||0.1169||$95.00|
Upon receipt of the completed form, including any supporting documents, council will review the Tourism and Major Events Levy and notify you of its decision. Please pay the net amount shown on your rate notice by the due date, unless you receive a written notification from council of a category adjustment or cancellation.
Note that adjustments will only be made within the current rate period. Ongoing checks are made by authorised council officers to maintain the accuracy of council's records.