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Rates Payment Timetable

Paying in Full

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


Nine Instalments - direct debit

To pay by 9 instalments you need to fill in a Direct Debit request form and return this to Council before 25 September.


Note - Direct debit applications for current years rates will not be accepted after 31 December and missed payments will be required to be paid by alternate methods.

The direct debit dates are:


1st  instalment 30 September                             
2nd instalment 31 October
3rd  instalment 30 November
4th instalment 31 December
5th  instalment  31 January
6th  instalment 28 February
7th  instalment 31 March
8th  instalmen 30 April
9th  instalment

31 May



Quarterly instalments

You need to pay by the following dates or interest will apply:

1st instalment make payment by 30 September
2nd instalment make payment by 30 November
3rd instalment  make payment by 28 February
4th instalment make payment by 31 May


NOTE:  If the first instalment is not received by 30 September, your payment will be treated as a part payment. This means you will need to pay the rest of your rates by 15 February.


Part Payments

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


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, otherwise interest charges will apply to any outstanding amount.

The interest rate is set by the Victorian Government and is 10 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, including interest 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 be 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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