Rates notices will look a little different in 2022–23 when waste charges are itemised.

A Waste Charge will now appear on notices to provide ratepayers with a clearer picture of what they’re paying for.

This brings the City of Melbourne in line with most other Victorian councils.

The Waste Charge was open for community consultation from 17 May to 14 June and was adopted by Council on 28 June.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting to endorse the Waste Charge for community engagement

    17 May 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community engagement

    Public release of the Waste Charge for community engagement.

    17 May to 14 June 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Special Future Melbourne Committee

    Future Melbourne Committee to hear and consider community feedback.

    23 June 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Final Council endorsement

    Annual Plan 2022–23, Budget 2022–23 and the Waste Charge are presented to Council for endorsement.

    5:30pm, 28 June 2022

Waste Charge overview

Learn more about the charge and read the frequently asked questions.

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