Land tax

Billing and payment

The easiest way to pay your land tax is using one of the preferred listed methods below. However, there are other payment options available at How to pay.

Direct Debit

Complete the online Direct Debit application form here.

Online

Online payments can be made via the Access Canberra website at: Online payments - Access Canberra (external site).

EFT

Contact your financial institution to enable electronic EFT payments from your cheque or savings account.

BPay

Contact your financial institution to enable electronic BPay bill payments from your online banking.

Land tax due dates by sector

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.

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

1

27 August

15 November

15 February

15 May

2

15 September

15 December

15 March

15 June

3

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.

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.