Rates & water searches

Request a rates and water search before settlement to confirm the following:

  • address details
  • property description
  • details of rates and water charges
  • water meter reading (if connected)
  • conditions or notifications on the property if applicable
  • current financial position (i.e. outstanding balances, concessions applied or interest owing).

Data is accurate at the time of extraction and is used for conveyancing purposes. You can request updated figures for a specific settlement date free of charge.

Fees

Fees are payable for all search requests.

Pay fees online by credit card on submission. Please see the Register of fees and charges for details of the fees and refund conditions. Alternatively, download the Search request fees and charges(PDF, 156KB)

If you would like to pay by account, use the Application for credit account form(PDF, 86KB) to apply for a Business Partner account.

Cancellation fees may vary depending on the progress of a requested search. If you need to cancel a search, submit a request by email to search@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Processing time

We email search results when completed. This is normally within 10 business days of receipt of the application.

Online

Complete and submit our online form

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 262KB)

Step 2.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Search request form(PDF, 262KB)

Step 2.Send us your completed application form and fee payment

Please attach your cheque, money order or bank draft. Make it payable to ‘City of Gold Coast’ and address it to:

Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726