For many ratepayers, it is often easier and more budget friendly to pay your rates off over a period of time that suits your individual circumstances.

To assist you and your budget you can pay your rates using the four instalment payment option or by a direct debit payment plan.

Four instalments payment option

The four instalment plan allows you to smooth out your payments in four instalments.

Certain conditions apply when choosing this option:

  1. The first instalment must be paid by the date specified on the Notice. Otherwise, this option is not available and rates must be paid in full.
  2. Council will charge an administration fee of $16.50 for this option plus interest of 3.0% per annum, added to all rates levied on ratepayers who are on four instalments (eligible pensioners/seniors excluded).

Four instalment dates:

  • Friday 1 September 2023
  • Friday 10 November 2023
  • Friday 12 January 2024
  • Friday 15 March 2024

Direct debit payment plan

Rates can be paid on a weekly or fortnightly basis, on Fridays. 

Many ratepayers find the use of our Direct Debit Payment Plan easy and budget friendly, with the added flexibility of being tailor-made by you in accordance with your circumstances.

Please note:

Setup a direct debit payment plan

Request direct debit payments online, or call Rates on 9397 3000.

Please read the Service Agreement carefully before you submit the form.

Please remember – our friendly staff are here to help you – we will endeavour to make the payment of your rates as easy and as budget friendly as possible.