Rates and payments

Download the 2020/2021 rates brochure(PDF, 499KB)

Pay your rates

Payment dates

You will receive four rates notices each year. Annual rate notices are sent in August, and reminder notices will be sent at least 14 days before the due dates of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th instalments. You must pay instalments by the following due dates:

  • 1st instalment: 30 September
  • 2nd instalment: 30 November
  • 3rd instalment: 28 February
  • 4th instalment: 31 May

Late payments

Late payments will incur additional interest at 10%pa on the amount outstanding from the due date. 

Payment options

Online Payments
Access our secure online payment facility for credit card payments (MasterCard & Visa only).

Pay rates online

Contact your bank to make this payment directly from your cheque or savings account. Quote Biller code 1123 and your 12 digit reference number on the front of your notice. Note: Minimum $25.

Centrepay enables Centrelink customers to pay a portion of their rates on a regular basis as a direct debit deduction from their fortnightly income. CRN 555 054 346L

By Phone
Phone 1300 067 479 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and quote the 12 digit reference number on the front of your notice. Note: Minimum $5.

In Person
Payments can be made in person at:

  • Australia Post: Minimum $25 payment per notice, credit cards not accepted.
  • Council Offices: During business hours only. EFTPOS is available for credit & debit cards.

Direct Debit
To have your four instalments taken out of your Cheque/Savings/Credit account by Direct Debit, download the direct debit form.

Instalment Direct Debit Form(DOCX, 45KB)
Instalment Direct Debit Form(PDF, 361KB)

To set up a monthly/twice monthly direct debit, contact our Revenue department on 9747 7200 for further information. 

To cancel or amend your direct debit please email: revenue@melton.vic.gov.au.

Mail your cheque or money order payable to Melton City Council, with the deposit slip enclosed to:

Melton City Council
PO Box 21
Melton 3337

Please note we do not take responsibility for postal delays.

For more information, contact our Revenue department on 9747 7200.

Sign up for eNotices

eNotices allows you to self-manage all your properties, send notices to multiple email addresses, and print additional copies. Signing up will also let you login to view your notices online at any time!

  1. Go to melton.enotices.com.au
  2. Enter in your email address and eNotices Reference Number (you can find this on your rates notice)
  3. Check your email inbox and click the validation link.
  4.  Select a password and mobile number.

You will now receive notices in your email inbox, and can login to view them online at any time.

Experiencing financial hardship?

Financial hardship

We understand that sometimes people need financial assistance. If you have difficulty in meeting your rates payments, please contact us to make an arrangement or discuss a financial assistance policy. For more information, contact our Revenue team on 9747 7200.

Financial assistance policy(PDF, 211KB)


COVID-19 rates hardship support

We understand that some people in our community are facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and this is something Council has taken into account in considering rates payments.

For more information and to complete the financial hardship application form visit: COVID-19 rates hardship support.

COVID-19 Financial Assistance (Rates & Charges) Policy 2020(PDF, 43KB)

Change your name / and or address details online

To ensure our property records are current, please notify us of any change of name or address as soon as possible.  This can be done online or by post.

The quickest and easiest way to update details with us is online by completing the Change of Name / and or Address online form.