Paying your rates and important due dates

Published on 14 February 2020

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It is that time of year again, with rates due across Murrindindi Shire. While it isn’t a time of year most look forward to, paying your rates is an important part of maintaining our wonderful community.

Rates and charges assist in providing a range of services, including road construction and maintenance, recreation and community facilities, libraries, swimming pools, parks and gardens, children and family services, waste management services, town planning, community safety services, environmental health, economic development and tourism, communications and customer services.

There are a couple of different payment options when it comes to paying your rates. Ratepayers can either opt to make an annual payment or to pay by quarterly instalments.

Michael Chesworth, Murrindindi Shire Council’s Director of Corporate and Shared Services, said residents are reminded that the annual payment option for rates was due on the 15 February 2020.

‘If you haven’t yet paid your rates in full please contact our team here at Council if you need any help or have any questions.

‘For ratepayers who have opted to pay their rates by quarterly instalment, the 3rd instalment is due on 29 February 2020.

‘Annual rates and charges can also be paid by direct debit. With this option, payments will be deducted directly from your nominated bank account. There are a number of different direct debit options available, including fortnightly (deducted on a Thursday) and monthly (deducted on the 28th of each month) as well as quarterly, in line with the instalment due dates on your rates notice.

‘I would also encourage people who may be facing financial difficulties in paying their rates to contact Council at an early stage as we can explore options to help them meet their rate payment commitments,” added Mr Chesworth.

For more information about rates, go to www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/rates. For queries about rates notices or direct debit options, contact Council on 5772 0333 or email rates@murrindindi.vic.gov.au.

 

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