Payment of your rates
As required by Section 181(14) of the Local Government Act 1999, the Elliston District Council offers ratepayers the opportunity to pay their rates in four equal instalments, due in September, December, March and June. Ratepayers, however, may elect not to pay the September instalment, but if that option is taken, then the total rates must be paid in full by the December quarter due date. In cases where the initial account requiring payment of rates is not sent at least 30 days prior to the due date, or an amended account is required to be sent, the Chief Executive Officer has the authority to fix the date by which rates must be paid for these assessments.
The Chief Executive Officer also has the authority to enter into agreements, upon application, with principal ratepayers relating to the payment of rates in a single instalment in December subject to the fines and interest being imposed against the total amount due and payable in December if that payment is not made by the due date or there is no variation to the agreement or further agreement entered into.
If you wish to pay your rates in one single installment you can submit the Single Installment Advice form(111 kb)
Cash, cheque, money order, credit card and EFTPOS may be used to pay rates. In person payments can be made at the Council office, Beach Terrace, Elliston, with the opening hours being 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Payment can also be made electronically utilising Bpay.
PAYMENT OF RATES CAN NOW BE MADE AT ANY AUSTRALIA POST OFFICE.
Any ratepayer who may, or is likely to, experience difficulty with meeting standard payment arrangements is invited to contact the Rates Officer on (08) 8687 9177 , to confidentially discuss alternative payment arrangements.
Due Dates for Payment of Rates 2014-2015
First quarter - 26 September 2014
Second Quarter - 19 December 2014
Third Quarter - 27 March 2015
Fourth Quarter - 26 June 2015
Ratepayers may apply to pay their rates and service charges in full by 19 December 2014 provided that such applications are lodged with Council by 26 September 2014. If rates in these circumstances are paid in full by 19 December 2014 fines and interest will not be applied for the September to December period.