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 9 September 2016.

Payments

Two instalments - Half now and balance in January 2017

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over two instalments.

Instalment
Due Date
1st instalment
9 September 2016
2nd instalment
9 January 2017

Ratepayers who have already selected the 2 instalment payment option ONLY.

Pay an instalment

The cost for this option includes an administration charge 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 9 September 2016.

Four instalments - One smaller payment every two months

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over four instalments:

Instalment
Due Date
1st instalment
9 September 2016
2nd instalment
9 November 2016
3rd instalment
9 January 2017
4th instalment
9 March 2017

Ratepayers who have already selected the 4 instalment payment option ONLY.

Pay an instalment

The cost for this option includes an administration charge of $24.00 (ie $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 9 September 2016.

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 $50.00 is applicable and a late payment interest rate of 11%.

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. The ratepayer will incur a dishonour payment fee of $7.00 per dishonour.

For more information please visit A Smarter Way to Pay.