The Stormwater Management Services Charge (SMSC) is an annual rates notice charge to eligible properties, authorised by Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulations 2005. Income raised through this charge supports improvements to the drainage system to protect people and properties from flooding, the health of our waterways and provides opportunities for the harvesting and reuse of stormwater.

The SMSC is generally levied on privately owned urban land that is categorised for rating purposes as residential or business, excluding vacant land.

From the information available to us, we assess if your land meets the exemption criteria before we levy the charge. If we have charged you the SMSC, but your property meets at least one exemption criterion, you can apply for an exemption from the charge using the following form.

For assistance and support, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 434 434 or email us at

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