Rates, Fees and Charges Rates, Fees and Charges

Issue of Rates Notices

Rate notices are issued half-yearly for:

  • General Differential Rates
  • Water Charges
  • Sewerage Charges
  • Refuse Collection Charge
  • Environment Levy
  • Rural Electrification -  Cameron Creek

The due date for payment is defined as being thirty (30) days from the date of issue of the rate notice.

If you have received a Supplementary Rate Notice and wish to find out more about this please click on the Frequently Asked Questions document below.

Pensioner Remissions

If you are the holder of a Queensland Centrelink Concession card and your Cook Shire property is your primary place of residence you may be eligible for Pensioner Remissions.  If you are not currently receiving a concession on rates, you are encouraged to make application by contacting Council's Rates Officer.  Click on the application form below to download and complete if you are eligible.

To be eligible you must be:

  • The holder of a Centrelink Concession Card.
  • The owner or life tenant of the property, which is your principle place of residence.
  • Legally responsible for the payment of Council rates and charges levied on that property.

Those pensioners currently receiving a concession on their rates do not need to reapply.  However, it is a requirement that you notify Council if your circumstances have changed.

Paying your Rates

Receipts will not be issued unless requested.   If a receipt is required, please tick where indicated on the front of the bottom portion of the Rate Notice. Receipts cannot be issued for Internet Banking.

Click on the document below to understand payment options available.

Budget and Revenue Statements

Fees and Charges

Rate forms

Change of Address

Should you need to register your change of address please download the form below and send to Cook Shire Council for processing.

Useful links

Click the link below to find out information on how Councils determine the amount you pay for rates and charges.

For further information

Please contact Council's Corporate Services team by phoning 07 4069 5444 or email mail@cook.qld.gov.au.