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Protocol Guidelines

11.2 Rates

Missions and posts owning properties in the ACT, the states and/or the Northern Territory are required to pay for specific municipal services provided to chanceries and head-of-mission residences. These services, such as street cleaning, maintenance of parks and gardens, garbage collection and disposal, street lighting, footpaths and guttering, are covered by the beneficial portion of land rates charged by local governments. Missions and posts are expected to pay the amounts charged in full and on time.

Missions and posts renting properties are not liable for these payments, as rates are the responsibility of building owners.

Last Updated: 8 November 2017
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