Payment Agreements for Rates and Charges
If you are having difficulties paying your rates, you could
organise payment agreements to spread the payments throughout the year.
However, discount will not be allowed on those who take up this option.
Council has recently adopted a policy to allow pensioners who
are eligible for the Queensland State Government Pensioner Rate Subsidy Scheme
to make a formal agreement for payment of rates by regular instalments to pay
the rates balance off by 30 June of the current financial year. No
interest is charged on overdue rates whilst the pensioner honours the
Other ratepayers may make a formal agreement for payment of
rates. Agreements will be interest free if the following conditions are met:
Only current year rates and charges are outstanding on the
property. Any arrears must be paid in
full prior to entering into the agreement;
The rates balance due and payable must be paid within 6 months,
or by 30 June of the current financial year, whichever is the sooner. This can just be the first instalment if
The agreement must be in the form of regular payments of weekly,
fortnightly or monthly; and
The property must not be subject to recovery action for overdue
An agreement outside of the above conditions may be approved, as
long as at least one of the conditions is present. Interest will continue to be charged on any
overdue rate balance, however, Council will not pursue further recovery action
while the agreement honoured.
In the event of an agreement default, ratepayers are allowed
fourteen (14) days to catch-up on the missing payment. If the situation is not rectified the
agreement will be cancelled.
Please Contact Council to organise rates arrangements for your property.