Pay residential or business rates

Rates are calculated from property valuations supplied by the NSW Valuer General. The calculation of rates is tied to the value of your property, and the limits placed on councils in setting rates.

If you’re paying by direct debit, you need to return the form 14 days before your due date
Our rates calculator can help estimate your rates for a full financial year

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What you need to do

Pay your rates using one of the payment methods listed below.

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Before you start

Find out when your rates are due

Rates are paid every year and can be paid in full or by quarterly instalments.

If you are paying in full, your rates are due on or before 30 September 2020.

The due dates for quarterly instalments are:

  • 1st instalment: 30 September
  • 2nd instalment: 30 November
  • 3rd instalment: 28 February
  • 4th instalment: 31 May

Notify us if you're having financial difficulties

If you're experiencing difficulties paying your rates on time, please call us to discuss alternative arrangements. You may be eligible for a financial hardship determintation.

If you don’t pay your rates on or before the due date

Interest calculated daily will be charged on the amount owing if you don't pay your rates on time. The interest rate is set annually by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

The interest rate for the 2020/21 financial year has been set as:

  • 0% from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020
  • 7% from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

We may take legal action to recover unpaid rates and you'll have to pay for this cost. However, every effort will be made to discuss repayment options with you.

Other information

Understanding your bill

Three levies and charges may be shown on your rates notice.

Find your business rate category

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