Option 1: Payment in full
If you choose to pay your rates in full, the due date for payment is on or before Wednesday 15 February each year.
For payments not received by the due date, penalty interest will be charged at 9.5% per annum (as set by the State Government) until they are paid in full. It is the ratepayer’s responsibility to ensure payment is made on or before Wednesday 15 February 2017.
Option 2: Payment in four quarterly instalments
If you choose to pay your rates by instalments, the first instalment amount must be paid in full by Friday 30 September 2016.
Part payment of the first instalment will NOT be recognised as an instalment payment.
Any payment received after the initial due date of 30 September 2016 will be accepted as a part payment of the total amount (stated on your Rates, Valuation & Charges Notice). You will not be an instalment payer and the balance will be due to be paid on or before Wednesday 15 February 2017.
Remaining instalment amounts must be paid in full by the following dates:
- 2nd instalment due by: Wednesday 30 November 2016
- 3rd instalment due by: Tuesday 28 February 2017
- 4th instalment due by: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Any instalment payment received after the due date will be charged penalty interest at the rate of 9.50% per annum (as set by the State Government) from the due date until the overdue instalment amount is paid in full.
If you do not pay your rates by the due date, and do not contact us to make an arrangement, the City may take action to recover any overdue amounts without further notice. Costs of recovery, including legal action, may result in additional charges to ratepayers.
Payment by direct debit
You can elect to pay your rates notice by direct debit in full, by four instalments, by nine monthly instalments or by 20 fortnightly instalments.
Application forms must be returned to us prior to payment.
Rates by email
Sign-up to get your rates notice emailed to you. It's great for people going on holidays and managing multiple properties - it saves trees too. The sign-up is quick and painless - but you'll need a recent rates notice handy to complete it online. If you don't have a rates notice, call 03 5272 5272 to set-up over the phone.