Payment of Rates


Council rates and charges are payable by either:

  • Four instalments or
  • Ten monthly instalments payable by direct debit only.

Icon for application/pdf Direct Debit 2017/18 (51.59 KB) allows you to choose either the four instalments or ten monthly instalments.

The ten monthly instalments are debited from your nominated bank account on the 15th day of the month from September to June, inclusive.

The quarterly instalment due dates are set by legislation for all Victorian Councils and notices are issued at least 14 days before each instalment due date.

Residents paying their rates in four instalments who wish to use direct debit, your rates will be automatically debited from your bank account on the days shown on the annual notice.

Ratepayers not using the Direct Debit payment method are required to pay by the four instalment options on the following dates:

  • 30 September 2017
  • 30 November 2017
  • 29 February 2018
  • 31 May 2018

Where a due date falls on a weekend or public holiday the instalment will be due on the following business day.

Manningham does not offer a full payment option. If you wish to pay your rates in a single payment you must ensure that the respective four instalment due dates are satisfied to avoid penalty interest being charged.

Fire Services Property Levy

The introduction of the Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL) under the Fire Services Property Levy Act 2012 (FSPL Act) is based on the Capital Improved Value (CIV) of all property.

If a person wishes to object to the FSPL the FSPL Act states that the land use classification (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, primary production, public benefit, vacant or exempt) allocated to a property for levy purposes is a non-reviewable decision.

The land use classifications are detailed in the Schedule under the FSPL Act.

Objections to the FSPL are to be referred to the Valuer-General Victoria.

For more information:
Call Manningham Council's Property Services Section on 9840 9333
Valuer General Victoria 8636 2515
Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal 9628 9780

Municipal Rates Concession

The Municipal Rates Concession provides a 50 per cent discount off council rates up to a yearly maximum of $223.90 in 2017-18. The concession is available to eligible property owners and must be for their principal place of residency.

You must hold at least one of the following concession cards:

  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • DVA Gold Card

To apply please complete the Icon for application/pdf Municipal Rates Concession (123.65 KB) and return to Council with a copy of your eligible concession card.

For further information on concessions for Council rates & charges visit the Department of Health & Human Services website at

Low Income Health Care Card Rate Reduction

If you have a current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card showing ‘LI’ you may be eligible for a reduction of $61.20 on the current rates and charges for your principal place of residence.

To apply please complete the Icon for application/pdf Low Income Health Care Card Rebate form (217.78 KB) and return to Council with a copy of your eligible card.