Plans and instalments
If you're unable to pay your rates in full, you may use the four Instalment payment option or contact the Shire to discuss arranging an individualised rates payment plan. An individual rates payment plan will incur an administration fee (penalty interest still applies).
Four Instalment Payment Option
Paying by instalments can help to smooth out all your bill payments - particularly if you're budgeting.
The Four Instalment Payment Option allows you to pay your rates in four instalments. However, certain conditions apply when choosing this option:
- You must pay the first instalment by the due date specified on the Notice. Otherwise, this option will no longer be available to you and you'll need to pay the amount in full. If this happens, penalty interest of 11% pa will accrue on a daily basis on your rates charge and any applicable additional charges each day your rates remain unpaid (eligible pensioners/seniors excluded).
- Instalment payments include a one-off administration fee.
Council will charge interest of 5.5% per annum, added to all rates and applicable charges levied on ratepayers participating in the formal rate instalment program (eligible pensioners/seniors excluded).
Individualised Payment Plans
If you are unable to pay your rates in full or via the instalment option due to financial hardship, you can apply to the Shire for a special arrangement. There is a fee to enter into a payment arrangement which is reviewed each year in the Shire of Toodyay Budget.