Water Charges Water Charges

In July 2018, a new two-part water rating system was introduced to Mount Isa and Camooweal. Under the new system which includes an access and consumption charge, rate payers will for only pay for the water that is used on their property, giving them more control over the expenses they incur for water usage throughout the year.

The previous system charged all users a water allocation, the full extent of which was not used in many situations. This meant rate payers were paying for unused water within their allocation. The new system enables ratepayers to reduce their water cost by using less water.

From 1st July 2018, water is billed using a two-part charge consisting of:

  • An access charge - this charge will show on your rates notice which is issued half-yearly
  • A consumption charge - this charge is based on the amount of water you use and most residential customers will be billed half-yearly. 

Access Charge

This charge will show on your Rates Notice which is issued half yearly.

All properties connected to Council's water supply or capable of connection to the supply will pay an access charge. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.

Consumption Charge

This charge is based on the amount of water that is used.

The majority of Mount Isa residential customers will receive a half yearly water notice. The majority of Mount Isa non-residential customers will receive a quarterly water notice.

Camooweal customers will receive a half yearly water notice. For further details please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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Water Charges Remission Policy

Council has adopted a Remission Policy to assist Ratepayers who experience financial hardship due to concealed leaks and defined medical purposes. Owner Occupied Residential Properties have also been identified within this policy to receive a concession on their Water Meter Access Charge for 25mm water meters and above. 

If you would like to apply for one of the remissions outlined in the Water Charges Remission Policy, please complete the Financial Assistance Form and submit it to Council with all required documentation. Applications can be submitted via the following:

Email: city@mountisa.qld.gov.au

In person: 23 West Street, Mount Isa, QLD.


Mount Isa City Council
PO Box 815
Mount Isa, QLD 4825.