Late payments

It's important that you pay your rates on time or contact us if you're having difficulty paying.

In accordance with provisions of sections 6.13 and 6.51 of the Local Government Act 1995 and regulations 19A and 70 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996, a 5% penalty interest charge will be levied on a daily basis on all outstanding rates and applicable charges unpaid after the due date (penalty interest does not apply to registered pensioners or seniors).

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) late payment penalty interest rate remains at 11% per annum.  

Recovery of Rates

If the amount shown as payable in respect of rates and charges is not paid in full or the first instalment is not paid by the due date, the full amount will become overdue and may be recovered by court action (general procedure claim, property seizure and sale order).

If a general procedure claim is issued against you, the default is registered by the Magistrates Court to the credit reporting agencies within Australia where the details are shown for a five year period.