Paying your rates

Rates must be paid by the due date.  We offer a range of payment options and are always willing to discuss the needs of our customers.

Debit or credit cards can now be used to pay your rates either through our website or across the counter at the Council office.

You can also set up direct debit payments for weekly/monthly/fortnightly/quarterly or yearly payments using the form below.

If you would like to set up an alternative payment schedule by automatic payment, please contact the rates officer.

Westland District Council bank account number:

  • 03 0850 0110046 000 (use your 10 digit valuation number as a reference)


Early Payment of Rates

How to receive a 2.5% discount on your rates:

  • Pay your year’s rates in full, and

  • Pay any outstanding rates and penalties from prior years

  • Pay by the due date for the first payment on 31 August 

    The discount of 2.5% is calculated on total rates assessed less adjustments and remissions.


Rates Rebate

The Council can give out rates rebates on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). This subsidy is targeted at low-income earners to assist them with the cost of their rates.

If you have a low income and pay the rates on your home, you could get a rebate or reduction of up to $655. Rates rebates are administered by local councils and paid for by central government.

Please visit the DIA website for information on what the requirements are and how to apply. Our Rates Officer is happy to assist with these applications.


If you have any queries please contact our office: