Option 1. Lump sum payment
If you pay your rates as a lump sum, payment must be received by 15 February 2019. If the full/lump sum payment is not received on or by 15 February 2019, interest is calculated on and from the date on which each missed instalment was due and continues to be payable until the payment is made in full.
Option 2. Instalments
Payment must be received in four instalments by the following dates:
- 1st payment: 30 September 2018
- 2nd payment: 30 November 2018
- 3rd payment: 28 February 2019
- 4th payment: 31 May 2019.
The late payment of a rate instalment will attract an interest charge at the rate of 10% per annum calculated from the date the instalment was due until the date of payment.
Option 3. Direct debits
The direct debit payment option allows ratepayers to pay their current year rates in 10 equal monthly payments, commencing September and concluding on first business day of June of each financial year. This payment option can be easier on the budget and relieves the worry of paying on time or incurring penalty interest for late payment. This option is only available from cheque or savings accounts, payment cannot be made by a credit card.
Ten payments are made in total on the following dates:
- 1st Payment: 3 September 2018
- 2nd Payment: 1 October 2018
- 3rd Payment: 1 November 2018
- 4th Payment: 3 December 2018
- 5th Payment: 2 January 2019
- 6th Payment: 1 February 2019
- 7th Payment: 1 March 2019
- 8th Payment: 1 April 2019
- 9th Payment: 1 May 2019
- 10th Payment: 3 June 2019
The first payment is deducted from a nominated bank account (savings or cheque only). This service is free as long as sufficient funds are available at the time the account is debited, otherwise a fee of $25 will apply to cover the dishonour fee and administration costs. A direct debit request will be automatically cancelled if there are three (3) dishonoured payments in any financial year.
Please note: The direct debit payment option is only available for current year rates, any arrears brought forward from the previous year must be paid in full prior to the commencement of direct debits.
Ratepayers sign up only once and do not need to make a new application each financial year providing there are no changes to your bank account details. If your bank account details change you will need to complete a new Direct Debit Request Form and lodge it with Council at least 14 days before the next debit day. In the event that ratepayers wish to cancel their direct debit arrangement with Council, written authority needs to be received at least 14 days before the next debit day.
Annual rate and valuation notices are issued in July/August each year to all ratepayers. Reminder notices are not issued when paying by direct debit for subsequent monthly instalments.
Contact Customer Care on 1300 653 356 for assistance.
Payment of Rates by Arrangement:
Any ratepayers, who may be experiencing difficulty in paying their rates by the due date, are encouraged to contact Council on 9581 4302 as early as possible in order to establish a suitable payment arrangement.
How and where can rates be paid?
1230 Nepean Highway
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8.30am - 5pm
1 Chelsea Road
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am - 2pm
By mail to:
Kingston City Council
Private Bag 5555
Moorabbin Business Centre
Cheques and Money Order payments are accepted via mail.