Rates

Rates

Armidale Regional Council provides a 24 hour, 7 day a week Online Service function for payments, certificate lodgement and accessing Council's property and application registers. 

To pay your rates please go to our Self Service page.

Other Payment Options

You can continue to use POSTbillpay to pay your rates.

Other methods of payments are as follows:

  • Cash*
  • Eftpos*
  • Cheque*
  • Your closest Post Office
  • For Credit card payments over the phone, call 13 18 16. Ensure you have your assessment number ready.
  • By BPAY. The BPAY number is 17376, and the reference number is your assessment number.

* Armidale Residents: To make a payment by cash, eftpos or cheque, please come and see the Customer Service Staff at 135 Rusden Street, Armidale.

* Guyra Residents: To make a payment by cash, eftpos or cheque please come and see the Customer Service Staff at 158 Bradley Street, Guyra.

To find out more about how rates are charged in NSW visit the Office of Local Government website

If you disagree with your categorisation, application for a review of your category (under Section 525, Local Government Act 1993) is available via the link below. Fill in the form and email to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au. Council will notify you of its decision concerning your request. If you are dissatisfied with Council's decision you may (under Section 526, Local Government Act 1993) within 30 days of Council's decision lodge an appeal to the Land and Environment Court.

Application for Change in Category of Land for Rating Purposes 2017 - 2018 (PDF 274.1KB)

 

Auction of properties to recover unpaid rates

Council will put almost 60 properties up for auction on Friday 14 September 2018 to recover unpaid rates.

A total of 58 properties have been listed to go under the auctioneer’s hammer at 10am at Armidale Town Hall, 127 Rusden Street, Armidale.

NSW councils are bound by the NSW Local Government Act 1993 (Section 713) which gives councils the power to sell land where rates have not been paid for more than five years or, for vacant land, when the amount overdue exceeds the current land valuation provided by the Valuer General.

The decision to sell properties for unpaid rates at a public auction is a last resort to recover debts to Council.

The owners of all the properties received numerous requests to pay the outstanding rates and charges or come to a satisfactory arrangement to settle their debt to Council.

Click here to see the list of properties (PDF 116.4KB)

Notices advertising Council's intention to auction the properties are being published in the local press, including details of the properties.

Property owners having difficulty paying their rates are strongly advised to contact Council to discuss possible assistance measures.