what if you cannot pay your rates on time?
If you consider that you cannot pay your rate account when due for payment, you can apply to make an arrangement with Council to pay off your rates and water consumption accounts by way of weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments.
Interest will accrue and be added to the balance each month, and Council does require that the account be cleared in full by the end of the rating period i.e. 31st December for the first half yearly notice, or 30th June for the second half yearly notice.
An application to pay your Rates by Arrangement can be downloaded here.
Please note that if no arrangement form is lodged, outstanding rates or water accounts will incur the consequence of legal action.
To ease the burden of your annual rate payment, you can set up a Direct Debit payment whereby Council will process an Automatic deduction from your nominated bank account on any Friday – weekly, fortnightly or monthly, for any amount you decide upon. The credit you accumulate will be applied to your rate account and appear on your next rate notice.
A Direct Debit Application form can be downloaded here.
Complete and return the form to Council and the deductions will commence immediately or on the date nominated.
Change your Postal Address
Have you moved recently?
Is the address listed on your Rates Notice or Water Account not correct?
You will need to forward written notification of any changes of the address for service of your rates notices. A Change of Address form can be downloaded here