Rates Payments

How to make Rates payments to Lockhart Shire Council

Lockhart Shire Council accepts payments for Rates Assessments by the following options:


Contact your participating Financial Institution to make this payment directly from your cheque, savings or credit card account (Minimum Payment $20, Maximum payment $10,000). The Biller code and Payment Reference number appear on your rates notice and instalment notices.


Three ways to pay by phone.

At the cost of a local call (mobiles extra) please call 1300 301 090.

This is a 24 hour automated service available from most push button phones.

1. Pay from your bank account - Transfer funds from your pre-registered bank, building society or credit union account.

2. Pay with your credit or charge card - Bankcard, Mastercard and Visa may be used.

3. Pay automatically - With a single phone call you can program payments in advance from your account or credit card (operates like a direct debit).

Make sure you have you credit card and council rates notice handy. The Biller code and Payment Reference number appear on your rates notice and instalment notices.



Payments can be made over the Internet from your credit card or pre-registered bank account at www.deft.com.au

*** Registration is required for payments from cheque or savings accounts. To register call 1800 672 162 or register online at www.deft.com.au

You do not need to re-register for the Internet Service if already registered for phone payments. Registration is NOT required for credit card payments***


Cheque payments Only - Simply detach the payment slip from the bottom of the notice and mail with payment to:
PO Box 21, Lockhart NSW 2656.

Please make cheques payable to Lockhart Shire Council and mark "Not Negotiable".

Do not send cash.

Please note that receipts will not be issued for mailed payments, unless you complete the request on the bottom of the notice.

Any change of address details can be emailed to rates@lockhart.nsw.gov.au or post to PO Box 21, Lockhart NSW 2656.



Payments may be made in person at:

Lockhart Shire Office, 65 Green Street, Lockhart

Office Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Payments may be made by cash, EFTPOS, credit card or cheque.

Payments can also be made in person at the Post Office. You will need a copy of your rates notice or instalment notice when paying at the Post Office.

Lockhart Council offers a rates instalment option to all ratepayers. Instalment details and dates are printed on your full rates notice, which is issued each year.  Instalment notices are issued quarterly, with reminder notices issued if payment is not made.  Interest is charged on overdue rates.  Rates instalment dates for 2021/22:

*      1st & 2nd Instalments due:      30th November

*      3rd instalment due:                  28th February

*      4th instalment due:                  31st May

Additional Information

Pensioner Concession Application

When completing your application please ensure all required sections have been completed, including Declaration, Consent & Confirmation sections on page 3. Please also ensure that a photocopy of both sides of your Centrelink Pension Card is submitted with your application.

If your residence is in two names and are both applying then please complete a separate form for each owner.

If you have any queries please contact the Revenue Officer on (02) 6920 5305.