Rate Information Rate Information

Schedule of Rates and Charges

Council rates and charges are levied half yearly.

Property owners should expect to receive their half yearly rate notices in August and February and will be provided 31 days from the date of issue to pay their rates.

Specific information on rates and charges can be viewed in the following Council documents:

Supplementary notices may be issued to property owners at any time during the year.

Proposed Rates Notice Issue and Due Dates for 2017/2018

First Levy (Period July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017)

Issue Date: August 15, 2017

Due Date: September 15, 2017

Second Levy (Period January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018)

Issue Date: February 16, 2018

Due Date: March 19, 2018

Council Rate Notices - Important Changes

Council wish to advise that changes have been made to the Mount Isa City Council Rate Notices. 

Ratepayers will notice changes in the rates notices that will be issued for the rating period commencing 01/07/2017. Rate notices will be one (1) page only, printed on the front and back. 

Example of Front of Rates Notice Example of Back of Rates Notice


Council Tip Tokens

Where can I find my Council Tip Tokens?

Council issued Tip Tokens are now located on the back of the rates notices below the Important Information section.

Utility Charges

Water Charges & Entitlement

Water Charges shall be assessed by the Council upon all land and premises within the water area regardless of whether you are connected to the water supply or not. The basis of charges shall be on a unit basis in accordance with the classification of land as described in the Revenue Statement 2017/2018.

Water Charges Mount Isa Rate per Unit - Charge or Service 2017/2018 Camooweal Rate per Unit - Charge or Service 2017/2018
Water $206.00 $110.00


For residential houses, Council currently allocates 900 kilolitres of water per household with a further 50 kilolitres for the upkeep of the footpaths. This equates to approximately 2.6 kilolitres per day or 18 kilolitres per week.

Water Consumed Over Your Allocated Entitlement

Water consumed over your yearly allocated entitlement is charged at $2.65 per KL or part thereof for Domestic, Body Corporate/Group Title & Commercial properties. Council will issue a Water Notice if your water usage is above your yearly allocated entitlement.

Water Notice

A Water Notice will be issued to property owners that have a water usage above their yearly allocated entitlement. Property owners will be given 31 days from the date of issue to pay their water notice.


Council is responsible for leaks occurring from the water meter out towards the road. Any leaks that occur from the water meter towards and within the property are the responsibility of the property owner.

Faulty Water Meters

If you believe your meter is not accurate, you can apply for it to be tested. Council charge a fee for testing to cover the cost of the service. The fee charged is dependent on the type and size of the water meter on your property. Refer to Councils Register of Cost Recovery Fees 2017/2018 for applicable charges.
Please complete the Water Meter Consumption/Accuracy Test 2017/2018 Application Form and submit to Council with the relevant fee. Contact Council for further assistance on lodging this application.

Example of Water Notice Front Page

Sewerage Charges

Charge Description Definition

Sewer Access 


Charge applied to each parcel of land in the sewer area that has the potential to be connected to the sewer scheme, whether connected or not.
Sewer Connection Charge Charge applied to a single unit dwelling, each unit of a multi-unit dwelling, each room in workers accommodation, each pedestal in a hospital and the first pedestal at all other connected allotments.
Sewer Additional Pedestal Charge After the Sewerage Connected Charge the charge applied to each additional non-residential pedestal (including urinal cistern) that is connected to the sewer scheme.


Sewer Charges Mount Isa Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2017/2018 Camooweal Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2017/2018
Sewer Access Charge $604.00 $174.00
Sewer Connection Charge $604.00 $174.00
Sewer Additional Pedestal Charge $518.00 $155.00


Cleansing Charges

Residential Cleansing Charges

Charge Description  Definition
Garbage Charge

Charge applied for the removal and disposal of one 240 litre (maximum) capacity refuse bin twice per week, or other such quantities as may be determined by Council to a single unit dwelling, each unit of a multi-unit dwelling or group title lots,and other installations as determined by Council.


Residential Cleansing Charges

Mount Isa Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2017/2018

Camooweal Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2017/2018
Garbage Service

(Mount Isa Residential is serviced twice a week)


(Serviced once a week - Camooweal Township only)

Residential Cleansing Charges

Refer to Council's Revenue Statement 2017/2018 for Commercial Cleansing Fees and Charges for the 2017/2018 Financial Year.

Separate Rates and Charges

Environment Charge

Council will make and levy a separate charge for the Financial Year 2017/2018 on all rateable land. This will be described as an Environment Charge.

The Environment Charge will allow Council to fund a range of strategic environmental management initiatives, including rehabilitation, across the region. the amount of the separate charge will be $52.00 per annum.

Change of Ownership Charge

Change of Ownership Charge of $51.00 will be issued to the new owner of a property upon receipt of a property transfer.

Overdue Rates and Charges

All Council issued Rate Notices, Water Notices and Supplementary Notices have a due date clearly stated.

You have 31 days from the date of Issue to pay in full. Failure to do so will result in compound interest at a rate of 11% per annum calculated daily being charged on all overdue amounts.

If you are unable to pay in full by the due date, please contact Council to discuss a payment commitment. All Payment Commitment Applications must be submitted in writing to Council.

Failure to maintain and comply with an approved payment commitment may result in debt recovery action. All debt recovery costs are legally recoverable from the property owner.