How to pay your rates

You have the flexibility to settle your rates through either a lump-sum payment or convenient installments. Your comprehensive annual rates notice specifies the installment amount due, along with the corresponding payment deadline.

Paying by instalments, check your rates notice for the instalment amount and should a payment fall on a weekend, payments can be made electronically. 

Instalment due dates 

  • Instalment 1: 30 September 
  • Instalment 2: 30 November 
  • Instalment 3: 31 January 
  • Instalment 4: 31 March 

In the event that your payment is not received by the stipulated due date, the account will be deemed as being in arrears. Subsequently, accounts in arrears will be subject to a penalty, calculated on a daily basis on the outstanding amount. This calculation commences from the date on which the missed installment was due and continues until the full payment is received.

Late payment penalties are assessed at a rate of 9% per annum.

Opt for the convenience of receiving your rates notice electronically by enrolling in EZYBill today at

Should you encounter challenges in meeting these payment obligations, there are various options are available to ratepayers facing financial difficulties and we encourage you to get in touch with us on (08) 8972 5500.

In person at the Civic Centre Office, Stuart Highway during business hours (Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4 p.m.)

Direct Debit - Please fill in the form and send back to

By mail Cheque or Money Order payable to Katherine Town Council and cross not negotiable: PO Box 1071, KATHERINE NT 0851

By phone Call (08) 8972 5500 to make an over the phone payment (Mastercard or Visa)

Bpay Contact your bank to make payments directly from  a nominated banking account. 

Pay online using BPOINT *** Please note, when using BPOINT please do not enter characters such as & , # ***