2022-23 Fees and charges

We provide a range of services to the Boroondara community. To pay for these services, we either charge a fee to use them or we apply a levy.

Our Pricing Policy makes sure that we set fees in line with activites to support community objectives. These are activities that we wouldn't normally do, however, the state or federal government has requested and funded them to meet a certain objective. 

When we set fees and charges, we think about: 

  • people’s ability to pay
  • equity in how services are subsidised
  • community service obligations
  • legal or service agreement limitations, such as building permits or statutory planning fees
  • results from benchmarking of similar services.

We also need to think about an increase in labour costs to deliver a service. In 2022–23, this has resulted in an average increase of 2.05% to our fees and charges for services requiring labour. 

Fees for services that don’t require labour, generally increase in line with the Victorian State Government’s rate cap. This is set at 1.75% in 2022–23.

Some of our fees and charges may have slightly different percentage increases because of rounding. Our fees and charges also might change throughout the 2022–23 year.

If fees are set by the state government, we aren’t able to change them. For example, the Victorian Government waste levy is expected to increase by 18.9% or $20 per tonne from $105.90 to $125.90 per tonne (an increase of $490,000) in 2022–23.

Waste management fees

We charge waste management fees to pay for:

  • the waste to landfill service
  • the food organics and green organics waste service 
  • the recycling service
  • hard-waste collection
  • operating the Riversdale Road Transfer Station
  • operating the Clayton Landfill 
  • delivering street sweeping services
  • public place waste and recycling services
  • bin renewal 
  • disposing of electronic waste.

We also charge waste management fees to pay for waste collection at:

  • public parks
  • gardens
  • sportsgrounds
  • community buildings. 

In our 2022–23 Budget, we are proposing an average increase of 0.6% for waste charges in Boroondara, which factors in the Victorian government waste levy. This levy is part of the state government’s Recycling Victoria package, which is a 10-year action plan to encourage more recycling and reduce waste to landfill.

Waste bin charges for 2022–23

Household waste bin size (landfill) 2021–22 charge 2022–23 charge
Waste environment levy residential and other $120 $120
Waste environment levy commercial $120 $120
80-litre and minimum waste charge residential and other $261 $262
80-litre commercial $261 $262
120-litre residential and other $477 $477
120-litre commercial $477 $477
240-litre (only for residential properties with 4 or more people in a household) $1,160 $1,161
240-litre commercial (only for commercial properties) $1,160 $1,161
240-litre concession (concessional fee for residential properties with a specific medical condition) $954 $955

Fees and charges

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