View recent applications from councils for higher rate caps than the annual cap set by the Minister for Local Government.
Recent higher cap applications
After the annual council rate cap has been set by the Minister for Local Government, councils can apply for a higher cap.
We assess, then accept or reject, higher rate caps proposed by councils.
Our overview papers summarise the applications we receive and the decisions we make. They also outline our approach to assessing applications and observations from previous higher cap applications.
Our decision papers detail each council’s application and how we reached our decision.
We also publish each council’s application, any additional information provided by councils on request, and the expert advice that informed our decisions.
Higher rate caps currently in place
Three councils have approved higher rate caps that apply in 2020-21.
|Council||2020-21 rate cap||Year approved|
|Warrnambool City Council||4.5%||2019|
|Towong Shire Council||5.55%||2017|
|West Wimmera Shire Council||3.5%||2017|
This year's applications
In 2020, no councils applied for a variation to the rate cap set for the 2020-21 financial year.