Payment in four quarterly rates instalments

If you choose to pay your rates by instalments, the first instalment amount must be paid in full by 30 September.

Part payment of the first will not be recognised as an instalment payment.

Any payment received after the initial due date of 30 September 2021 will be accepted as a part payment of the total amount (stated on your Rates, Valuation and Charges Notice).

You will not be an instalment payer and the balance will be due to be paid on or before 15 February 2022.

Instalment amounts must be paid in full by the following dates:

  1. 30 September

  2. second instalment due by: 30 November

  3. third instalment due by: 28 February

  4. fourth instalment due by: 31 May.

Any instalment payment received after the due date will be charged penalty interest at the rate of 10 percent per annum (as set by the State Government) from the due date until the overdue instalment amount is paid in full.

2021-2022 notices: we are aware that some ratepayers have had delays in receiving their 2021-2022 notices due to the postal service delays associated with the pandemic.

The first instalment due date is 30 September 2021. Please note that late payments will not be penalised due to this.

To receive your notice electronically, please register with My Geelong to avoid potential delays in receiving notices.

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.

Page last updated: Thursday, 23 September 2021