About your rates

Your rates are helping us build a strong, connected Kingston community with great facilities, services and support for all.

We have worked hard to develop a responsible Budget that secures our financial sustainability while delivering high-quality services to help our community as we continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID pandemic.

In all we do, Council is working to meet the goals of our Council Plan 2021-2025, which was developed in partnership with our community.

  1. Our city will be a vibrant, enjoyable and easy place to live.
  2. We prioritise our environment and reduce our impact on the earth.
  3. We will embrace the concept of a 20-minute neighbourhood, support the ongoing process of decentralisation and support people to live and work locally.
  4. We are progressive, inclusive and prioritise the wellbeing of all members of our community.
  5. Our community will feel safe and be safe, in all aspects of their lives.
  6. Council will be collaborative, accountable, transparent, responsive, well-informed and efficient.

Highlights of our $80m capital works program

Sport & Recreation

  • Purchase site for new Aquatic & Leisure Centre
  • New/upgraded sporting facilities at:
    - GR Bricker Reserve, Moorabbin
    - Souter Reserve, Dingley Village
    - Regent’s Park, Aspendale

Community facilities

  • New North Cheltenham Preschool
  • Chelsea Men’s Shed relocation & improvements
  • Mentone Station heritage building fit-out
  • CCTV projects


  • New Mentone Life Saving Club
  • New Aspendale Life Saving Club
  • Carrum Surf Live Saving Club extension
  • Mordialloc Beach balustrade wall
  • Parkdale Yacht Club carpark


  • New playground at Peter Scullin Reserve
  • New playground at Mentone foreshore
  • Adding exercise equipment in parks

Green Wedge

  • Invest in our newest park - Elder Street South Reserve, Clarinda
  • Remediation works on parklands that were former landfill sites
  • Further planning for Sandbelt Open Space - Chain of Parks

Climate emergency

  • Urban Cooling projects
  • Environmental efficiency upgrades
  • Solar initiatives

Vital infrastructure

  • Road & footpath improvements
  • Public toilet upgrades

Community services:

  • Waste collection
  • Aged Care Support
  • Kingston Libraries
  • Immunisations
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Waves Leisure Centre
  • Festivals & Events
  • Planning services
  • Business support
  • & much more...

Your rates explained

Kingston is once again able to meet the Victorian Government’s rate cap, which sets Council’s overall increase in total average rates at 1.75% this coming financial year.

Why do some property rates go up by more than 1.75%, while others go down?

Not everyone’s rates will go up by 1.75%. Your rates could increase by more or less than 1.75% because rates are affected by changes in the value of your property. Properties right across Kingston are now independently valued every year, by the Victorian Valuer-General. Higher value properties pay a greater share, while lower valued properties pay a smaller share.

The key issue in determining your share is how your property value has moved in comparison to the average movement of properties in Kingston.

Example resident – Naomi

Naomi’s rates notice has increased. This is because her property value has increased by more than the average in Kingston. Naomi’s property now has a higher relative value than the average in Kingston, therefore her share of the overall rates increases.

Example resident – John

John’s rates notice has decreased, even though his property value has increased. This is because other properties in Kingston have risen by more than John’s property. Because John’s property valuation has risen by less than the average in Kingston, his share of the overall rates decreases.

Flexible ways to pay


Choose flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments straight from your bank account, debit or credit card using Payble.

You can control your payments via your mobile device or computer, with the option to change payment frequency to suit your changing needs.

SMS reminders before each debit are available so you never miss a flexible payment.

Sign up for flexible Payble payments by scanning the QR code on your rates notice.

Full payment

To pay your rates in full, please make payment by 15 February.

4 X Easy Instalments

  1. 30 September 2022
  2. 30 November 2022
  3. 28 February 2023
  4. 31 March 2023

Please note: if you don’t pay your first instalment by 30 September, you automatically opt into a single full payment

10 X Direct-Debit Instalments

10 payments debited from your nominated cheque or savings account monthly.

How to pay your rates

You can pay your rates online, via phone, in person or by post.

With plenty of options, there’s something to suit your needs. See your rates notice for further details.

Hardship support

If you are having difficulty paying your rates, our Hardship Policy can assist with interest-free arrangements. Applications can be discreetly made online to protect your privacy. Find out if you're eligible or call us on 1300 653 356.

Want your rates sent to your inbox?

Go to kingston.vic.gov.au/e-rates to register.

More information

View more information to help you understand your rates.