Council Land and Water Rates

Council Land Rates

Important information regarding the 2016-2017 rate notices

Due to the merger of the three Councils the processing of the annual Rates Notices was delayed.

No payments will be required until 30 November 2016 when both the first and second instalments will be due. It should be noted that payments can be made at any time before the due date should you wish.

Rates are levied for the period 1 July to 30 June and are due & payable on the following dates:

  • 1st and 2nd Instalment Due 30 November 2016
  • 3rd Instalment Due 28 February 2017
  • 4th Instalment Due 31 May 2017
Interest is charged on a daily basis as per the maximum as set by the NSW Government and is applied to instalments respectively if unpaid by their due dates.

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Guide to categorisation of land for the purpose of ordinary rates

Click on the Region relevant to your property below for payment methods

  1. Bombala Region
  2. Cooma Region
  3. Snowy Region
Payments for Bombala Region can be made via:

  1. Mail: Please mail your cheque/money order and include your Payment Slip from your Notice to: Snowy Monaro Regional Council PO Box 714 Cooma NSW 2630
  2. In Person: Pay by Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS (Debit or Credit Card) at any Council Office  
  3. Via Telephone: Pay by Credit Card over the phone - Please call 1 300 345 345 and select Option 3 for the Bombala Branch
  4. BPAY: Contact your Financial Institution for details.  BPAY Reference Numbers appear on your Council Rates and Water Notices
  5. Direct Debit: Bombala Region Only - Direct Debit service is available for regular payments to be debited from your nominated account. Contact Bombala Branch Office to obtain and complete a Direct Debit Request application form
  6. Delegate RTC: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 10:00am and 3:00pm - Cash or Cheque Only

Water Account
Interest on Water Accounts is charged on a daily basis as per the maximum as set by the NSW Government if the account remains unpaid by the due date.
  1. Bombala Region
  2. Cooma Region
  3. Snowy Region
Bombala Region Water

Properties connected to the Bombala town water supply are levied in July for water usage for the preceding financial year.  

Water billing is due and payable on 30 September.

Delegate residential properties connected to the Delegate Town Water Supply do not have metered usage charges applied.

All rateable land is subject to an ordinary rate.

The land value of your property is one of the major factors in the determination of the ordinary rate you pay.  Your land value is supplied to Council by the Land and Property (LPI) Division of the Department of Lands (formerly known as the NSW Valuer General's Office).  New land valuations for the whole Council area are determined generally every three years at the discretion of the LPI.

Please use the following link to the NSW Office of Local Government for further information regarding rates:
Office of Local Government - Frequently Asked Questions

Rating Categories
The Local Government Act states that all rateable land must be categorized into one of four rating categories (Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining) and Council must give notice of this category.

Your rating category is displayed on your rate notice.  These categories are purely for rating purposes and are not necessarily related to zoning or location.