Council rates

Payment options

Rate instalments are due:

  • 5 September 2022
  • 5 December 2022
  • 6 March 2023
  • 5 June 2023

Get your rates notices electronically

Tea Tree Gully Council ratepayers can receive quarterly rates notices electronically via Council's portal to view, manage and pay their rates online. See your latest rates notice for your registration details, or use our contact form to request your registration details and sign up. 

BPAY View - Quarterly rate notices are sent straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. BPAY View website  
Follow three simple steps to sign up:

  1. Login to your online banking account
  2. Look for the BPAY View or View Bills section
  3. Register to receive your Tea Tree Gully Council rates notice

Late payments 

Rates become overdue if they are not paid by the due date on the rates notice. After that date, additional charges apply.

Ratepayers who have difficulty meeting payment arrangements are invited to contact Council to discuss alternative payment arrangements. Such enquiries are treated confidentially.

This can be done via Council's portal to view, manage and pay their rates online or by submitting this form - Request to have a late payment fee waived

Cost of living concession

The State Government has introduced a cost of living concession for pensioners, low-income earners and retirees. This concession is paid directly to eligible residents and will not appear as a reduction on rates notices. See www.sa.gov.au or call the ConcessionsSA Hotline on 1800 307 758 for information.

Change of address or ownership

Please advise us as soon as possible in writing or via email if your details have changed

Postponement of rates for seniors

Ratepayers who have a state Seniors Card are able to apply to Council to postpone payment of rates on their place of residence. Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of: 

Discretionary rate rebate for independent living units and retirement villages

A 10% rebate will only be granted on the basis that the residents of the independent living units and/or retirement villages receive the benefit of the rebate.

Apply for a discretionary rate rebate application - only for independent living units and/or retirement villages.

Property valuations

Council adopts valuations made by the SA Valuer General. You may lodge a written objection to your valuation, please contact the Valuer General’s Office within 60 days of receipt of your first quarter rate notice. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.

Land use

Should you have any reason to believe that the land use category applied to your account is incorrect, you may lodge a written objection to Council outlining the grounds upon which your objection is based. Objections must be submitted to Council within 60 days of receiving the first notice. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.

Direct debit Council rate payments

Arrange to have weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly payments debited from your account via:

Differential rating

Council has adopted a differential rating system to apply to the capital value of a property. 

The differential rating system is applied as follows for 2022-2023: 

  • Rate in $ 0.00333117 Residential/Primary production and other
  • Rate in $ 0.00599611 Commercial/Industrial  
  • Rate in $ 0.00666234 Vacant land  
  • Rate in $ 0.00007818 Regional Landscape levy
  • Minimum rate $1,280

Regional Landscape levy

The Regional Landscape levy is a State tax. 

 Enquiries to: www.landscape.sa.gov.au or phone 8463 3733