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Rate Payment Due Dates


In accordance with Section 562 of the Local Government Act 1983, rates may be paid in quarterly instalments by the due dates listed below:

  •  1st Instalment due  31 August
  • 2nd Instalment due 30 November
  • 3rd Instalment due 28 February
  • 4th Instalment due 31 May

If an instalment is unpaid by its due date, daily interest charges will accrue  immediately  on  that  instalment. Instalment  reminder  notices  will  be  sent to those ratepayers who chose to pay by instalment.


If you wish to pay the total amount due in full, payment should be made on or before the first instalment due date as daily interest will accrue immediately on the first instalment if unpaid by its due date.  Interest on overdue rates accrues at the rate of 7.5% per annum, calculated daily.

As per the Local Government Act 1993, the interest rate has been set at 7.5% per annum on overdue rates.

Should you have any difficulty in paying, please contact  Council’s Rates Department on (03) 5027 5027 to discuss suitable arrangements.

Methods of Payment:
  • Online or over the phone with POSTbillpay or Bpay (Bpay Biller Code: 241653). 
  • In person at Council's Office, Wentworth
  • Any Australia Post retail outlet.
  • Download and complete a Direct Debit form and return to Council.
  • To arrange deductions from your Centrelink payment, contact Centrelink with your property reference number (located on your rates notice) and Council's Provider Number 555 052 170X. Find out more on the Centrelink website or call Council's Rates Department on (03) 5027 5027


We are working to help ratepayers who are experiencing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts lives and businesses.

Council has introduced new measures to help ease the stress on residents and businesses. If you are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19, please complete and submit the appropriate application form below or contact Council for assistance.

Application forms can be found here:


Register to receive your rates and water notices by email

To de-register from this service or change your email address you can use the same link and select "Cancel email delivery".
To register or de-register you will need a recent rates or instalment notice to enter some security information or verification purposes.
Please note that the registration/de-registration process is managed by our Service provider-Print Mail Logistices (PML) and you will be directed to a secure site managed by this Service Provider. Registration/de-registration confirmation emails will also be from PML on behalf of Wentworth Shire Council.
Pensioner Rebates

You may be eligible to apply for a pensioner rebate if you hold a current pensioner concession card and are responsible for payment of rates. To find out if you are eligible read the attached information sheet - Applying for a Pensioner Concession. To apply for a pension rebate you must produce your pension card and complete a Pensioner Concession Application Form and return it to Council.

1 July – 31 October

1 November – 28 February

1 March – 30 June 

Change of Residential Address 

It is important that any changes of address are received in writing. This ensures that the Council property records show the correct mailing address for the issue of the notices. 

Change of Postal Address

Please advise Council immediately if your details have changed. All changes of address must be submitted to Council in writing. Council cannot accept verbal notification over the phone.

Change of Postal Address Form

Please advise your change of address via one of the below methods.

Change of address notifications can be forwarded to: 
Wentworth Shire Council, PO Box 81, Wentworth NSW 2648 
Fax to 0350275000
Failure to advise Council of these changes may result in penalties such as interest charges being levied.

Section 603 Certificate / Special Water Meter Reading

Applicants can seek to find out the amount of rates due to Council for a parcel of land by requesting a Section 603 Certificate, or water (if Wentworth Shire Council is the water provider), by requesting a Special Water Meter Reading.

To request a Section 603 Certificate and or Special Meter Reading please complete the below application form. Fees apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Wentworth Shire Council on 03 5027 5027


NSW Valuer General - Information and resources on 2019 land values

2019 land values

The 1 July 2019 land values for all land in NSW have been released and are publically available at


Information about land values, the valuation system and review process

To help the community better understand land values and how valuations are made, there is a wide range of free information on the Valuer General’s website including:

Interactive land value summaries for all local government areas and 14 regions across New South Wales for 1 July 2019 land values

·         Valuer General’s Review January 2020

·         Fact sheets and policies explaining how land values are made

·         Fact Sheet Determining Land Values

          Fact Sheet Land values and council rates  

Further Information

Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 1800 110 038 or at