Rates Payment Timetable
Key Dates for Payment for 2013/14 Rating Period
Paying in Full
If you choose to pay your rates in full, you must make payment by 15 February 2014.
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 2013.
The dates for the 8 instalment direct debits are as follows:
|1st Direct Debit Instalment
||15 September 2013
|2nd Direct Debit Instalment
||15 October 2013
|3rd Direct Debit Instalment
||15 November 2013
|4th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 January 2014
|5th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 February 2014
|6th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 March 2014
|7th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 April 2014
|8th Direct Debit Instalment
||15 May 2014
To pay by quarterly instalments you must make payments by the following dates, otherwise interest charges will apply:
||due 30 September 2013
||due 30 November 2013
||due 28 February 2014
||due 31 May 2014
If the first instalment is not received by 30 September 2013, your payment will be processed as a part payment on your total rates, with full payment due by 15 February 2014.
Part payments can be made at any time before 15 February 2014.
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 2014, 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.
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.