Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Rates & Property

Rates are issued in July each year. Below are information brochures that are mailed with the rate demand and outline how your rates are calculated and also what services are provided by rates paid.

Rates Resolution 2019/20

The 2019/20 information brochure is currently being finalised, and will be uploaded once completed.

Payment Arrangements Available

If you would like to make an arrangement to pay your rates, please contact our friendly customer service team to discuss. Alternatively, you can see other available payment options here

For further information regarding rates and charges, please feel free to contact Council Officers on 03 6352 6500 or via email

Would you like to receive your rates notice by email?

Property owners in the Dorset Council area can register an email address and 'Opt in' to receive their Rates Notices electronically.  Click here for more information and to sign up.

Have you moved?

If you have moved or changed your address, please complete the change of address form here (you can either fill it out electronically and email to Council or print out and complete manually), and return to the Council Offices.