Payment Options

The Gore District Council offers various methods of payment for rates.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is our preferred method of payment for rates and allows you to pay your rates automatically from your bank account.

Payments can be made weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly (rates instalment) or annually. It ensures your rates accounts are paid on time and for the correct amount. Once a year when your annual rate amount changes the Council will advise you of your new payment amount.

You will be notified of all changes in advance, but unlike Automatic Payments this does not require any action on your behalf, and you will not be charged bank fees for the amendment.

If the due date falls on a non-business day, the payment will be made on the evening of the next business day.

Direct Debits can also be used for paying your water account - to set this up, either

  • download a Direct Debit form [PDF, 113 KB] - complete the form, sign and return it to us, or
  • email us with your request, and we will post out a form, or
  • call our customer services team on (03) 209 0330.

Once your Direct Debit authority is received and loaded you will receive a letter confirming your payment amounts, the commencement date and frequency of your payments.

On payment days, the money you owe will be automatically paid out of your bank account. All transactions will show up on your regular bank account statement.

Online Credit Card Payments

You can pay your rates online by credit card at our eservices site. The Council charges a 2.88% surcharge on all credit card transactions.

Credit Card Payments

Secure credit card payments for rates, water or debtors accounts and parking infringements can be made in person at the Council offices, or by calling the Council on 03 209 0330. A customer services representative will guide you through the process. You will need a copy of the bill you wish to pay and your credit card details. The Council charges a 2.88% surcharge on all credit card transactions. 

Cash, EFTPOS or Cheque Payments

Cash, EFTPOS or cheque payments can be made at either the Civic Centre, in Gore, or the Mataura Service Centre.

Cheques may be posted in to the Council. Please do not post cash. Cheque payments sent by post should be addressed to:

Gore District Council
PO Box 8
GORE 9740

Internet Banking and Telephone

This method of payment enables you to pay your rates instalments from home. Your assessment number is required as a reference for the payment so we can credit the payment to your rate account. If you have multiple properties, you are required to make multiple payments, each showing the assessment number and ratepayer surname.

Please ask our staff to assist when setting up any electronic payments.

Our bank account details are: Westpac Gore Branch 03-0915-0289519-01

Automatic Payments

Ratepayers may direct credit a regular amount from their bank account into the Council's account.

Automatic payments should be set to ensure the total year's rates payment is spread evenly across the financial year. Council staff can assist you calculating this amount. Don't forget to use your assessment number as a reference.

Please remember to stop your automatic payment if you sell your property.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: info@goredc.govt.nz