About Council rates

Council receptionist handing over a notice

The 2020-2021 Annual Rates and Valuation notices are issued in August 2020. They cover 1 July to 30 June.

Payment dates

Rates are paid in four instalments

30 September
30 November
28 February
31 May

You can also pay a combination of instalments as long as the minimum quarterly amount is paid by the due date.  


Paying your rates

To pay your rates online, in person or by mail, or to set up Direct Debit, visit the Rates payment page.


Updating your details

Receive your rates notice electronically

You can sign up to receive rate notices via email. All you need is your email address and the eNotice reference number located on the right hand side of your rates notice.

Sign up or login to eNotices

Change of mailing address

The property owner must notify Nillumbik Shire Council of a change of mailing address. 

Notify us online or complete the change of address request form below and mail or email to rates@nillumbik.vic.gov.au 

Change of ownership

Notification of change of ownership is the responsibility of the Purchaser. A Notice of Acquisition (from the State Revenue Office Victoria) must be lodged within one month of acquiring the property. Failure to give this notification carries a penalty as prescribed by the Local Government Act 1989.

Copy of rates notice

Apply for a copy of your rates notice


Overdue rates

If you have overdue rates you can apply to make a payment arrangement with Council. To apply complete the Payment Arrangement Request form(DOCX, 386KB)

Interest charges

In accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 interest is charged on overdue rates and charges. Interest on instalments are charged back to the due date of that instalment. The penalty interest rate for the 2020-2021 as set by the Attorney General under the Penalty Interest Act 1983 is 10% p.a. Interest continues to be charged on overdue rates and charges until all arrears together with interest are paid in full

Financial Hardship Policy

See the Financial Hardship policy(PDF, 650KB)


Pension concession

Concessions on rates for the principal place of residence are available for people who have Centrelink or DVA pension cards.

See the Pension concession page for more information.

Rates enquiries

Ph 9433 3285
Fax 9433 3777
PO Box 476, Greensborough 3088