- BPAY - Biller code 787911
- Telephone - 1300 137 594 - Mastercard & Visa
- Centrepay - via Centrelink - Centrepay ref 555 052 620B
- Direct debit - submit an application form
- Council's online services - Mastercard & Visa
- Cheque/money order to PO Box 571 Modbury 5092
- In person at most Australia Post Offices
Update 26 March 2020: Due to federal and state government COVID-19 guidelines, we are not taking payments at Civic Centre until further notice.
Rate instalments are due:
- 2 September 2019
- 2 December 2019
- 2 March 2020
- 1 June 2020
Get your rates notices electronically
Cost of living concession
Change of ownership
Postponement of rates for seniors
Direct debit Council rate payments
Natural Resources Management levy
Tea Tree Gully Council ratepayers can now opt to receive quarterly rates notices electronically via:
ezybill - rates notices are delivered via email
Receiving rate notices electronically makes it easier and more convenient to manage payments, save paper and reduce waste. Notices are accessible on any electronic device: phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, as long as you have internet access.
Choose to have your rates notice sent electronically
Quarterly rate notices are sent straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. With convenient email, SMS or bank message reminders and secure online or mobile access, BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time from anywhere in the world. BPAY View website
Follow three simple steps to sign up:
- Login to your online banking account
- Look for the BPAY View or View Bills section
- Register to receive your Tea Tree Gully Council rates notice
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.
If you have been charged a late payment fee, you can request to have this waived using our online form
The State Government has introduced a cost of living concession for pensioners, low-income earners and retirees to replace the $210.70 council rate concession for home owners. 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.
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: www.sa.gov.au/concessions
Please advise us as soon as possible in writing or via email if your details have changed
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:
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.
Should you have any reason to believe that the land use category applied to your account is incorrect, you may lodge a written objection with the Valuer-General outlining the grounds upon which your objection is based. Objections must be submitted to the Valuer-General 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 either your cheque or savings account.
Please note: Review your direct debit arrangement on receiving your first quarter rate notice each year to ensure correct deductions are being made.
Requests for changes/additions to direct debit arrangements must be made within two working days before the next direct debit date to allow for processing.
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 2019- 2020:
- Rate in $ 0.0039677 Residential/Primary production and other
- Rate in $ 0.00595155 Commercial/Industrial
- Rate in $ 0.0079354 Vacant land
- Rate in $ 0.00009756 NRM Levy
- Minimum rate $1,213
The Natural Resources Management levy is a State tax.
Enquiries to: www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/home
Council provides a Community Waste Management System to a number of properties. A service charge of $650 applies to connected properties and $430 applies for unconnected properties, which include non-rateable properties.
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 2019-2020 for these properties is $430