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Rates Payment Timetable

Key Dates for Payment for 2015-2016 Rating Period


Paying in Full

If you choose to pay your rates in full, you must make payment by 15 February 2016.


Direct Debit – Eight Instalments

To pay by Direct Debit instalments you will have needed to complete a Direct Debit request form and return this to Council before 9 September 2015.



The dates for the 8 instalment direct debits are as follows:


1st  Direct Debit Instalment 15 September 2015
2nd Direct Debit Instalment 15 October 2015
3rd  Direct Debit Instalment 15 November 2015
4th  Direct Debit Instalment  15 January 2016
5th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 February 2016
6th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 March 2016
7th  Direct  Debit Instalmen 15 April 2016
8th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 May 2016


Quarterly Instalments

To pay by quarterly instalments you must make payments by the following dates, otherwise interest charges will apply:

1st Instalment due 30 September 2015
2nd Instalment due 30 November 2015
3rd Instalment  due 28 February 2016
4th Instalment due 31 May 2016


If the first instalment is not received by 30 September 2015, your payment will be processed as a part payment on your total rates, with full payment due by 15 February 2016.


Part Payments

Part payments can be made at any time before 15 February 2016.


Late Payments and Interest


Interest Rate and Calculation

If you are not paying by instalments, full payment of your rates must be received by 15 February 2016, otherwise interest charges will apply to any outstanding amount.

The interest rate is set by the State Government and is currently 9.5 per cent per annum.   

Late payment of quarterly instalments will incur penalty interest on the outstanding amount calculated from the due date of the instalment. Late payment of the full amount will incur penalty interest in the same manner as above, as if the ratepayer had elected to pay by quarterly instalments. Penalty interest on any arrears of rate, charges or levies will continue to accrue until full payment of the outstanding amount, and accrued interest, to the date payment is received.  Non-payment of rates may incur legal fees/costs for recovery.


I’m having difficulty paying – what can I do?

If you cannot make payment by the due dates, please contact us as soon as possible. Applications for assistance will by considered on a case-by-case basis and alternative payment arrangements may be offered. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you.


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