Rates are billed in four instalments for the rating year which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Your rates invoice will be posted or emailed to you on the first day of the month that your rates are due.
To avoid penalties, payments need to be made in full by the following due dates:
- 20 August – first instalment due
- 20 November – second instalment due
- 20 February – third instalment due
- 20 May – fourth instalment due
A 10% penalty will be added to any amount of the current instalment remaining unpaid after the due date. An additional charge of 10% will be added to any unpaid rates from previous years.
You can opt in to receive your invoice via e-mail. Opt In to receive your rates invoice by e-mail here!
You can arrange a direct debit which allows you to make regular weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annual deductions. We will calculate the amounts that are due so you can be sure your rates are paid in full and on time. These amounts are automatically adjusted for you each year when your rates change, so you don’t need to visit your bank.
The advantages of direct debit are:
- Time saving - no waiting in queues to pay
- Payments are made to suit you
- No cheques to write and post
- No missed payments or late payment penalties
If you would like to start paying your rates by direct debit, then complete the Direct Debit Form and send it in to your local council office.
You can arrange an automatic payment from your bank account to us. You will need to ensure the amount that you set it up for will clear your quarterly rates balance or you may incur a late payment penalty.
To start paying by automatic payment, simply fill in the Automatic Payment Form and drop it into your bank.
Pay in person
Public Rating Information Database (RID)