Your Rates bill
Rates are a charge against a property (rating unit) that is set by the local and regional councils to provide and maintain local services such as drinkable water, good roads, and tidy parks.
When are your rates due?
|Instalment number||Due date||Penalty added from|
|Instalment 1||21 August||28 August|
|Instalment 2||21 November||28 November|
|Instalment 3||21 February||28 February|
|Instalment 4||21 May||28 May|
To learn more about different ways you can pay, check out our Payment Options page.
Getting behind in your rates?
If your rates are overdue, please get in touch with our Rates team to discuss options of paying your overdue rates off over a period of time. We can discuss other options to reduce your rates bill such as a rates rebates.
If a suitable arrangement cannot be made to pay the arrears, Council will consider other means to collect the outstanding debt. This can include contacting the mortgage holder, or other debt collection methods.
Current rates penalties
A charge of 10% will be applied to any portion of the current instalment not paid on or before the penalty date shown.
Rate arrears penalties
Continuing additional charges of 10% are added on 6th July and 6th January each year to the amount of rates and additional charges that remain unpaid from previous years.