Wakefield Regional Council

Paying Your Rates

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Ratepayers are able to pay their council rates either for the entire year or in four equal installments. A notice will be issued approximately one month prior to the installment date. Please note it is the ratepayers' responsibility to ensure that rate payments, including post and BPAY, reach Council by the due date.

The four installment dates for 2019/20 are:

  • 6 September 2019
  • 6 December 2019
  • 6 March 2020
  • 5 June 2020

Rates may be paid:

  • via the Council's Credit Card payment facility. Have your Bpay Reference Number handy and your VISA or Mastercard (American Express not accepted) then click pay rates online.
  • by post to Council's office;
  • Australia Post - in person at any post office, by phone 131 816 or by internet - go to www.postbillpay.com.au;
  • by BPAY ie internet or telephone banking, using a debit or credit card, please contact your bank for detail;
  • by Direct Debit (see more information below);
  • in person, at the Council office during the hours of 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

Alternatively a pocket-sized Rates Payment Card is available. Rather than having to carry your rates notice you simply present the card at your local post office. Please call our Customer Service staff to request a Rates Payment Card by phoning 8862 0800 or email admin@wrc.sa.gov.au.

Any ratepayer who may, or is likely to, experience difficulty with meeting the standard payment arrangements is invited to contact the Council office on 8862 0800 to discuss alternative payment arrangements. Such enquiries are treated confidentially by the Council.

Direct Debit 

Set and forget! Here by popular demand, Direct Debit is now avaliable. Pay annually, quarterly, or as discussed with our Rates Officer, who will step you through the process. Call the Council Office on 8862 0800 to discuss your options and the sign-up requirements.

Direct Debit Application form - editable(169 kb)

Changing Your Details

Fill out the Application to Change Address or Personal Details(84 kb)  and email  it to Council.