Ways to Pay Rates

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Ways to Pay Rates

Rates can be paid in a variety of ways. Council’s preferred method is by direct debit. This is the safest and most convenient method of payment.

Key dates

  • Debt Advice

    The agencies listed below may be able to offer you advice and assistance in dealing with money and debts.

  • Direct Debit

    To avoid the possibility of penalty charges due to the late payment of your rates you may want to consider changing your payment method to direct debit.

  • Having trouble making payments?

    If you are having difficulty paying your rates on time you should contact us as soon as possible.

  • In Person

    You can pay by cash, eftpos or credit card at Council’s Blenheim or Picton Customer Service Centres.

  • Online - Internet Banking

    Most banks are set up for this and know our bank account number and the required format for information.

  • Online - Credit Card and Real Time Debit

    Pay your current rates instalment online by credit card or real time debit, using your banking app (if your bank has signed up to this service)

  • Requests for Refunds or Transfers

    Use this form if you think you have overpaid your rates, or have paid your rates into the wrong account.

  • Update Details

    If you change your bank, bank account details, move or sell your house.