Rate Payments

Pay rates in full

Ratepayers may pay their rates in full by the due date 28 September 2021.
 

Pay your rates in full

Pay in two instalments - Half now and balance in January 2022

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over two instalments.

Instalment Due Date
1st Instalment 28 September 2021
2nd instalment 31 January 2022
   

 

Pay your rates in 2 instalments

The cost for this option includes an adminsitration fee of $8 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 7% pa (calculated daily).

The ratepayer forfeits the right to pay by the two instalment option if the whole first instalment is not paid by 28 September 2021.

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

Pay in four instalments - smaller payments every two months

Ratepayers may choose to pay their rates over the four instalment dates as below:

Instalment Due Date
1st instalment 28 September 2021
2nd instalment 29 November 2021
3rd instalment 31 January 2022
4th instalment 4 April 2022

 

Pay your rates in 4 instalments

The cost for this option includes an adminsitration fee of $24 ($8 per payment) 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 7% pa (calculated daily).

The ratepayer forfeits the right to pay by the four instalment option if the whole first instalment is not paid by 28 September 2021.

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) (terms and conditions apply)
Current and arrears payments can be made by direct debit on a Friday either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. An administration charge of $51.50 is applicable and a late payment interest rate of 7% pa (calculated daily).

"A Smarter Way to Pay" - Pay by yearly direct debit, from April to March (terms and conditions apply).
Payments by direct debit can be made either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. No administration charge or penalty interest applies if terms and conditions are met. The ratepayer will incur a dishonour payment fee of $10.00 per dishonour.

For more information please visit A Smarter Way to Pay.

Financial Hardship - If you are unable to pay your rates in full or according to the installment plans offered by the City, a Smarter Way to Pay direct debit arrangement can be set up. To discuss the details of a financial hardship application please contact our Rates Team on (08) 9394 5788.

Page Last Reviewed 20 August 2021