Late Payments and Interest Charges

If you don’t pay your rates on or before the due date, interest (calculated daily) will be charged on the amount owing.  The interest rate is set annually by the Office of Local Government.

The current interest rate for the 2024/25 financial year is 10.5 per cent.

Having financial difficulties?

If you are having difficulty paying your rates on time, please call the Council to discuss possible alternative arrangements, or complete the Agreement to Pay Rates Form(PDF, 260KB). This form requires a signature and therefore you will need to print it off to sign then return it to Edward River Council.

If you are suffering severe financial difficulties you may apply for a financial hardship determination by completing the Hardship Relief Application Form(PDF, 736KB)