Water charges

The following is an extract from the Government Gazette summarising the ministerially approved water related fees and charges for the 2017/18 financial year. To understand which charges apply to you, and how to better manage your water costs, you need to understand how the stepped billing process works.


Standard annual supply charge of $201.89

Water consumption charges

During the water use year, the price per kilolitre of water increases in steps

First 150kl$1.01per kilolitre - Step 1
Next 200kl$1.41per kilolitre - Step 2
Next 150kl$1.60per kilolitre - Step 3
Next 200kl$2.12per kilolitre - Step 4
Next 300kl$2.97per kilolitre - Step 5
Thereafter$3.04per kilolitre - Step 6

Non residential

Supply charges (based on size of water meter)


Water consumption charge of $1.60 per kilolitre

Vacant land

A standard annual water availability charge of $201.89

Fire services

Annual fee of $201.89 for each connection to a water main
Metered consumption through a fire service $2.08 per kilolitre

Penalty for overdue rates and charges

A penalty charge equal to 11.71% per annum will accrue on a daily basis on all rates and charges which are overdue for payment.