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Rates Payment Plans

Paying your rates in advance

Payments can be made at anytime. Any payments made in advance throughout the year will sit as a credit against the property until the next rates notice is issued.

To set up a direct debit, please complete the Direct Debit Application Form and return to Council, this form can also be submitted to amend and cancel existing direct debits.

Paying your rates in arrears

Council will allow landowners who are unable to pay their rates by the due date to enter into an arrangement to make periodic payments in arrears following the levy of the rates and charges. Such arrangements are to be approved by the Chief Executive Officer by way of delegated powers from the Council, with no recovery action being taken while the arrangement is being maintained. 

To enter into a payment arrangement for the billing period 1 July to 31 December or billing period 1 January to 30 June, please submit the Application to Pay Rates by Periodic Payments form for Council approval.

Council's Rate Recovery Policy provides details of Council's position regarding overdue rates and charges.

To make an online enquiry regarding Rates Payment Plans click here to fill out the Rates Enquiry web form.

Alternatively, please contact Council's Revenue team on 4776 4600.