A Section 603 Certificate (Local Government Act 1993) advises the amount (if any) due or payable to Council by way of rates, charges or otherwise outstanding on a property.

These are most often required during the sale of a property. Solicitors, real estate agents and members of the public can make an application to Council for a certificate by completing the Section 603 form and paying the required fee.

The usual processing time for a s603 certificate is between 1-3 working days from the date of payment.

Apply for a Section 603 certificate

There are two ways of applying for a Section 603.

Online form

Council's online self-service form allows you to lodge and pay for a Section 603 application online. The page also contains a guide on how to submit an application online.

PDF form

Complete the Section 603 Application Form PDF and lodge your request via mail, in person or email.


$95 for each Section 603 certificate. GST is not applicable.

Please note - There is a 0.5% surcharge for all online and in person card payments (EFTPOS, AMEX, MasterCard, Visa only).

Urgent processing

For processing within 24 hours (working days only) an additional urgency fee of $60.00 applies, (GST is not applicable).  Apply via Section 603 Application Form PDF only.

Need help?

We are happy to help you with this service. Feel free to call us on 1300 434 434 or visit one of our Customer Service Centres.