Land tax

Pay your land tax

You can pay your land tax in four quarterly payments. Your payment options include the following:

Direct Debit

Complete the online Direct Debit application form.

Direct debit is a free service where by payments are automatically deducted from a specified bank account. Payments can be automatically calculated if your account is up to date with no arrears.

We encourage homeowners to choose the general rates payment option which best suits their household budgets, which is why we offer annual, quarterly, monthly, fortnightly and weekly payment options.

Weekly Every Thursday
Fortnight A Thursday Public Service Pay week
Fortnight B Thursday Non Public Service Pay week
Monthly 15th day of the month
Quarterly On the date due
Annually On the date due

If your due date falls on a weekend or holiday, a deduction from your bank account will be processed the following business day. For more information read the Direct Debit Terms and Conditions or contact the ACT Revenue Office.

Online

Make your payment online by Visa or Mastercard through Online payments - Access Canberra (external site).

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

EFT payment can be made from your cheque or savings account, Visa, internet or phone banking, using the details on your assessment notice.

BPay

Payment can be made via internet or phone banking using the details on your assessment notice.

Post office

Payment can be made by cash, credit card, cheque or EFTPOS using the details on your assessment notice.

What if you can’t pay?

If you’re finding it difficult to make your rates payments, contact us and we can help you make alternative payment arrangements.

What happens if you don’t pay?

If we don’t receive your land tax payments by the due date, you’ll have to pay 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.

Example

Landon's land tax is due on the 15 August, but he doesn't pay his land tax until 5 October. Landon's land tax was overdue for the period 16 August to 5 October, so Landon has to pay interest for the period 16 August to 15 October, or two whole months.