Paying your rates

Overview

When are rates due?

Rate notices are usually sent out in August each year.  You can pay your rates in a lump sum or by four instalments.  If you are paying in a lump sum, your rates and charges are due by 15 February each year. If you pay by instalments, rates are due by the end of September, November, February and May each year. You will receive a reminder notice before each instalment is due.

For 2017-2018, Council's general rate is 0.3913 cents in the dollar of the Capital Improved Value of each property.  This means a person with a house and land valued at $180,000 would pay about $704 in general rates.  A $193.30 municipal charge and $296.50 garbage charge also applies.

Council has increased total rates and municipal charges by 2.0% for 2017-2018.  This will generate a total of $20.6m in rate and charge income for Council.  Council has 9,585 rateable properties and the total revenue for the year will be approximately $43.7m.

How do I pay my rates?

On line

Via our Online Payment System

BPay or POSTbillpay

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Biller code:  5553
Please contact your bank if you are unsure whether you have BPAY set up on your account.
   
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Billpay code:  0366
Credit Card and PayPal Payments only

 

Phone

POSTbillpay 13 18 16 (Billpay code: 0366) or BPay (Biller code 5553).  Please contact your bank if you are unsure whether you have BPAY set up on your account.

Mail

Cheques should be made payable to 'Corangamite Shire'. 

Detach the payment slip at the bottom of your invoice and send to Corangamite Shire, PO Box 84, Camperdown 3260.

Note:  Paying over the counter at the Post Office is quicker and cheaper than sending by mail

In person

Payment can be made at any of Post Office, Commonwealth Bank Branch or Corangamite Shire Office, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown.  Payment can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS.

Centrepay

Part payments of rates can now be arranged directly from your Centrelink payment (if applicable).

For more information call our Rates team on 03 5593 7100.

What if I am late or miss a payment?

Ratepayers who elect to pay their rates in full will incur interest penalties on any amount outstanding after the due date.  The rate is currently 10% per annum.  Ratepayers who choose to pay in instalments will be charged interest on subsequent instalments if payment is received after the due dates.  Interest will continue to accumulate on any outstanding amount until the amount is paid in full. 

If you are having difficulty paying your rates, please contact our Rate Revenue Coordinator.

Am I eligible for a rebate or concession?

Pensioner Rate rebates are available and funded by the State Government.  If you have a current Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Pensioner Concession Card, or a DVA Repatriation Health Card specifying 'War Widow' or 'TPI', you may be eligible for a concession on your rates.  A Health Care Card is insufficient.

The rate rebate available is 50% of rates and charges capped at a maximum of $223.80 for 2017-2018.  A maximum $50 rebate also applies to the Fire Services Property Levy.

The address for which you seek a rate concession must be the same as on your pension card, and you must use the property for residential purposes.

To gain a concession, a signed application form must be lodged with Council.

For more information about applicable concessions, please visit Department of Human Services/Concessions.

Download the Municipal Rate Concession form or collect one from the Shire office.