Rate Payments

Please choose the option that applies to you:

This year I will be paying my rates by:

Payments in Full

Ratepayers may pay their rates in full by the due date 13 September 2017.

Payments

Two instalments - Half now and balance in January 2018

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over two instalments.

Instalment
Due Date
1st instalment
13 September 2017
2nd instalment
16 January 2018

Pay an instalment

The cost for this option includes an administration fee of $8.00 and an interest charge calculated at 5.5% pa (calculated daily). Pensioners and seniors are exempt from these fees and charges.

Please note: payments that are not made by the due date will also attract a late payment interest charge of 11% pa (calculated daily).

The ratepayer forfeits the right to pay by the two instalment option if the whole first instalment is not paid by 13 September 2017.

Note the first instalment must include all arrears of rates and charges otherwise payment by instalment is not available.

Four instalments - One smaller payment every two months

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over four instalments:

Instalment
Due Date
1st instalment
13 September 2017
2nd instalment
16 November 2017
3rd instalment
16 January 2018
4th instalment
16 March 2018

Pay an instalment

The cost for this option includes an administration fee of $24.00 (i.e. $8.00 each for payments 2, 3 and 4) and an interest charge calculated at 5.5% pa (calculated daily). Pensioners and seniors are exempt from these fees and charges.

Please note: payments that are not made by the due date will also attract a late payment interest charge of 11% pa (calculated daily).

The ratepayer forfeits the right to pay by the four instalment option if the whole first instalment is not paid by 13 September 2017.

Note the first instalment must include all arrears of rates and charges otherwise payment by instalment is not available.

Special Arrangement - Direct Debit and Arrears

Ratepayers may also make special arrangements with the City to pay their rates:

Current and arrears (standard)
Current and arrears payments can be made by direct debit on a Friday either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. An administration charge of $51.00 is applicable and a late payment interest rate of 11% pa (calculated daily).

Pay by yearly direct debit - "A Smarter Way to Pay" (from April to March)
Payments by direct debit can be made either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. No administration charge or penalty interest applies if you remain on this option for a minimum of two years. The ratepayer will incur a dishonour payment fee of $7.00 per dishonour.

For more information please visit A Smarter Way to Pay.