Council must declare every parcel of rateable land in the Shire in one of four categories: Business, Farmland, Mining and Residential.
The category assigned to your property is shown on the front of your notice.
The Residential category applies to most properties in the Shire, even some land in rural areas.
The only properties that qualify for farmland rating are those that can prove the dominate use of the land is for conducting a farming business. Farmland businesses must have a significant purpose and character and must be engaged for the purpose of profit on a continuous or repetitive basis. In other words, just because you live in a rural area doesn't mean the category will automatically be classified as Farmland.
Rural residential holdings in a non-urban zoning are not categorised as Farmland.