Land tax

Billing and payment

The dates we issue land tax assessments as well as your payment due dates depend on the suburb in which you live. For billing purposes, the ACT has been divided into three sectors. Your assessment notice specifies the due dates for your land tax payments.

Land tax due dates by sector


Due date  for first
quarter assessment

Due date  for second
quarter assessment

Due date  for third
quarter assessment

Due date  for fourth
quarter assessment


15 August

15 November

15 February

15 May


15 September

15 December

15 March

15 June


15 October

15 January

15 April

15 July

These due dates for land tax are the same as those for your rates.

Rates or Land Tax Notice by email

Register here to receive your Rates and Land Tax notice by email.


Your rates assessment notice will specify the amount of land tax you owe.

You can also use our land tax calculator to calculate an estimate of your land tax.

The easiest way to pay your land tax is online through Access CanberraHowever, there are many other available at How to pay.

What if you can’t pay?

If you’re having trouble meeting your land tax payments, please contact us immediately so we can help you make alternative payment arrangements.

What happens if you don’t pay?

If we don’t receive your land tax payment by the due date, you will incur interest charges – compounding on a monthly basis – on any amount that remains unpaid. Compounding interest charges may be subject to change during the year; we calculate and impose them on unpaid amounts on the 16th day of each month.

If you pay overdue land tax partway through the month, you still have to pay interest for the whole month.