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Rates Payment Timetable

Key Dates for Payment of Rates and Charges


Paying in Full

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


Direct Debit – Ten 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 .



The dates for the 10 instalment direct debits are as follows:


1st  Direct Debit Instalment 15 September                             
2nd Direct Debit Instalment 15 October
3rd  Direct Debit Instalment 15 November
4th Direct Debit Instalment 15 December
5th  Direct Debit Instalment  15 January
6th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 February
7th  Direct  Debit Instalment 15 March
8th  Direct  Debit Instalmen 15 April
9th  Direct  Debit Instalment

15 May

10th Direct Debit Instalment 15 June


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
2nd Instalment due 30 November
3rd Instalment  due 28 February
4th Instalment due 31 May


If the first instalment is not received by 30 September, your payment will be processed as a part payment on your total rates, with full payment due 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 State Government and is currently 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, 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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