Paying your land rates

Direct debit

Direct Debit is our preferred option for land rates payments and is exempt from penalties.

They can be set up to be paid from your bank account, on a weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

If there are any changes to your land rates charges, these will be automatically adjusted and notification sent to you in writing.

You can set up a direct debit online. You will need your bank account information.

Setup a Direct Debit


Step 1.Have your card available

Pay using a credit or debit card (Visa and Mastercard only). We do not charge a fee for online credit card payments.

Step 2.You'll need your property ID reference

The number appears on your invoice or notice depending on what you are paying. 

Step 3.Accept the terms and references

Once you click on the "I Accept" button you will be redirected to a secure payment website.  

I have read, understand and agree to the Online Service Terms and Conditions

I Accept

By phone

We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via the Contact Centre.

Call us on 09 430 4200 with your details.

A receipt can be issued upon request.

In person

You can pay any Council bill with cash, Eftpos or Visa or Mastercard at any of our customer service centres. 

A receipt can be issued upon request.

Please do not post cash.

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays


Internet banking

We are listed as a bill payee with your bank.  Search for "Whangarei District" in the payee list and select one of the payment types.

Our bank account number is 12-3115-0040516-002

When making an internet bank payment please use the correct code and reference types.

Payment type  Code type Reference type 
Rates Only Property ID Account holder's name

International bank transfer

Overseas customers may wish to send a direct credit from their overseas account to pay land rates.

International bank transfers

The rating year is divided into four instalments, each invoiced separately.

Your rates notice arrives about one month before the due date.

You must pay each instalment by the due date:

Instalment Payment due date
1st 20 August
2nd 20 November
3rd 20 February
4th 20 May

If the 20th falls on a weekend, make sure that you pay by the next working day.

You are welcome to pay the total year's land rates, but there is no early-bird discount for payment in full.

  • A 10% penalty will be added to any amount of the current instalment remaining unpaid after the due date.
  • A 10% penalty will be added in October, on prior year's arrears.
  • If direct debit payments are current, no penalties will be incurred.

If you have recently changed your postal address or update your contact details, let us know:

Change your postal address or contact details