Local councils that are seeking to increase minimum rate levels above the statutory limit need to submit minimum rate applications to IPART for review and assessment. Councils should contact IPART to discuss their application as early as possible in the process.

Minimum Rate (MR) Increase applications should be submitted through IPART's Council Portal. We have recently upgraded to a new portal for accepting applications from councils. Councils who had previously registered (pre- July 2023) will need to re-register for the new portal. We have prepared User Guides to assist councils to register, navigate and submit applications through the portal. 

Information about MR increases, including application forms and guidance can be accessed here.

See past minimum rate increase applications and determinations.


Any enquiries regarding minimum rate applications should be directed to Jisoo Mok by email to jisoo.mok@ipart.nsw.gov.au or by phone on (02) 9019 1955.