Rates Payment Timetable
Key Dates for Payment for 2012/13 Rating Period
Paying in Full
If you choose to pay your rates in full, you must make payment by 15 February 2013.
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 7 September 2012.
The dates for the 8 instalment direct debits are as follows:
|1st Direct Debit Instalment
||15 September 2012
|2nd Direct Debit Instalment
||15 October 2012
|3rd Direct Debit Instalment
||15 November 2012
|4th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 January 2013
|5th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 February 2013
|6th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 March 2013
|7th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 April 2013
|8th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 May 2013
To pay by quarterly instalments you must make payments by the following dates, otherwise interest charges will apply:
||due 30 September 2012
||due 30 November 2012
||due 28 February 2013
||due 31 May 2013
If the first instalment was not received by 30 September 2012, your payment will be processed as a part payment on your total rates, with full payment due by 15 February 2013.
Part payments can be made at any time before 15 February 2013.
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 2013, otherwise interest charges will apply to any outstanding amount.
The interest rate is set by the State Government and is currently 10.5 per cent per annum. This is calculated from the date the rating period commenced (on 1 July 2012), until the date the rates are paid in full. 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.