In South Australia, council rates are a form of taxation on property values and are a requirement under State Legislation.
Money raised through rates assists Council to provide the Playford community with a wide range of services. These include existing ongoing, core services such as keeping our streets clean, rubbish removal, running immunisation clinics, operating libraries and community programs, as well as renewing, replacing and building new assets such as footpaths, roads and sporting grounds.
We see the benefits of council services everyday through cleaner streets, safer roads, services to support you and your family, places to play and places to meet.
City of Playford issues rates notices to property owners each year. You should receive your first notice in July, with quarterly payment due dates.
If make a full annual payment in the first quarter you will not receive any further notices throughout the financial year.
Receiving your rates
By default, Rates notices are sent out by post.
Ratepayers may choose to receive their rates notice through email, by registering with Playford Online Services, or through BPAY View using their financial institutions internet banking.
Paying your Rates
We want to make payments as easy as possible for you, which is why we provide a number of payment methods.
Never forget a rates payment again!
An easy way to stay on top of your Council rates is by setting up an ongoing direct debit. Register with Council’s Online Services to schedule quarterly, monthly or weekly payment instalments direct from your nominated bank account.
Setting up direct debit with Playford Online Services takes only a few minutes.
First, sign in to your account and follow the steps below:
- From the home page select 'Set up direct debit'
- On the Rates Summary screen select your Ratepayer Name which is highlighted in green.
- Scroll down and select 'Request direct debit' and follow the prompts.
Be sure to read the FAQ and Terms and Conditions listed below.
Pay your rates online or over the phone through your financial institution.
Contact your financial institution, or log in to your internet banking, quote biller code 303206 and the reference number shown next to the BPay symbol on your rates notice.
You will notice that the BPay reference is the same as your assessment number!
If you are registered for BPAY View you can view and pay your rates through your internet banking.
If you are in receipt of a Centrelink payment, our Rates team can help you set up regular deductions for your Council rates over the phone. Call us on 8254 4644 if you need assistance to get this organised.
If you prefer to arrange this with Centrelink, please quote our Centrepay reference 555054979L.
If you prefer to make payment in person, please visit Council’s customer contact centre at 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth during business hours.
We are happy to accept full or part-payment in cash or with a debit or credit card.
Rates Due Dates
City of Playford has a quarterly system of rating. The due dates for 2021/22 are:
- Instalment 1 – 2 September, 2021
- Instalment 2 – 2 December, 2021
- Instalment 3 – 2 March, 2022
- Instalment 4 – 2 June, 2022