By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:09 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 04:10 BST, 24 October 2020
Homeowners and renters living in New South Wales are being hit with wildly different council tax rates, with immediate neighbours paying up to $539 less than one another.
Residents who live in the Wollondilly Shire Council, a huge region which encompasses Macarthur, Blue Mountains, the Central Tablelands and Greater Western Sydney, were slugged an eye-watering $1,810.29 annually.
Those from Blue Mountains Council coughed up $1,747.22 and Hunters Hill Council residents paid $1,736.25, according to statistics from NSW Council's Average Annual Residential Rate.
Despite being around 50km from Sydney's CBD, the areas are hit with significantly higher council tax rates than those living in the city's affluent North Shore.
Houses in Katoomba (pictured above) are a long way from Sydney's CBD, yet residents paid higher council rates than most in NSW (stock image)
Property owners from the surrounds of the City of Sydney Council paid the lowest council rates in NSW (stock image)
1. City of Sydney - $708.40
2. North Sydney - $747.87