What happens if you don't pay your rates

In accordance with the Penalty Interest Rate Act 1983, you must pay each rates instalment by its due date to avoid being charged interest of 10% per year. Legal action may also be taken to recover unpaid rates, and could mean you end up paying additional costs.

If you are having difficulty paying your rates due to financial hardship or any other reason, please call us immediately on 1300 787 624 to discuss a payment plan. To avoid paying interest on unpaid rates, it is important that you contact us before your next rates instalment is due.

A new payment plan must be made for each financial year.