Council rates

Payment options

Rate instalments are due:

  • 6 September 2021
  • 6 December 2021
  • 7 March 2022
  • 6 June 2022

Get your rates notices electronically

Tea Tree Gully Council ratepayers can now choose to receive quarterly rates notices electronically via Council's portal to view, manage and pay their rates online. See your latest rates notice for your personalised registration details. You can also 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 or call the ConcessionsSA Hotline on 1800 307 758 for information.

CWMS concession

State Government concession for Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) will be paid annually by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to ratepayers who are eligible by DHS into ratepayers bank account. If you have recently become eligible for your concession you will need to contact the ConcessionsSA Hotline on 1800 307 758 or visit:

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: 

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 2021-2022: 

  • Rate in $ 0.00400675 Residential/Primary production and other
  • Rate in $ 0.00601013 Commercial/Industrial  
  • Rate in $ 0.00801350 Vacant land  
  • Rate in $ 0.00009465 RLL Levy
  • Minimum rate $1,245

Regional Landscape levy

The Regional Landscape levy is a State tax. 

 Enquiries to: or phone 8463 3733.

Service charge

Council provides a Community Waste Management System to a number of properties. A service charge of $745 applies to connected properties and $505 applies for unconnected properties, which include non-rateable properties. 

Separate rate

A program to convert a series of specified properties from Community Waste Management System (CWMS) to the SA Water sewer, approved by the Minister of Local Government, commenced in 2000-2001. The separate rate for 2021-2022 for these properties is $505