Absentee Landowners Levy

The Absentee Landowners Levy Act 1976 (NI) requires that a levy be raised “to a person who is not a company or an exempt person and has been absent from Norfolk Island for a period of, or periods aggregating, 183 days or more during the year of levy.”

Absentee levies are issued on the 15th of September each year for the 12 month period immediately preceeding. This legislation was not repealed in the transition from the Administration of Norfolk Island (ANI) to the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) on 1 July 2016.                                                  

Methods of payment include:

  • in person to the Customer Care Team located in the Telecom Building, 9 New Cascade Rd
  • by mail to PO Box 95, Norfolk Island 2899.  Cheques should be made payable to the Norfolk Island Regional Council and marked ‘Not Negotiable’
  • by ringing free phone 0100 between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday with your credit card and property details (a surcharge will apply)
  • by BPAY, refer to the details on your rates notice

Councillors committed in the Operational Plan passed on 28 September 2016 to review the Absentee Landowners Levy Act 1976(NI) and the associated charge as part of Budget deliberations in 2017.