Online Payments

This page outlines how you make an online payment to Tararua District Council. If you have any questions about setting up internet banking payments, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110. Alternatively, you can email us on

If you are looking for information on paying rates, please click here.

Direct Debit

Setting up a direct debit with your bank means you'll never forget to pay. A direct debit will automatically deduct the amount required to clear the rates up until the end of the rating year, at the specified frequency of either:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for weekly or fortnightly payments;
  • monthly payments on the 20th;
  • quarterly payments on the due date; or
  • annually on 31 August of each year - annual payments receive a 3% discount.

Direct debit is the Council's preferred payment method. Please contact us for a form to be mailed to you or click here to download the form (1MB pdf).

Please note: We are unable to accept faxed copies of printed direct debit forms. They need to be mailed into our office (see mailing address below) or brought in to one of our Council Service Centres.

If you wish to cancel or change the details of your direct debit, you can supply us with the details in writing or phone the Revenue Department on 06 374 4080. We must have this notification at least one day before the direct debit is due to be actioned.

If you need to change your bank account details, you will need to complete a new direct debit form and return it to Council.

Internet Banking

You can pay your rates online via internet banking or bill payment. If you decide to pay this way, we advise that you download the payment guide for your bank below. These guides include instructions on how to set up payments for water, rates and accounts receivable/other. Each payment guide has been created for different banks, if you do not see your bank here, please contact our team on 06 374 4080.

Download the payment guide for...

What reference should I use?

For payments of anything other than water, rates and accounts receivable, follow the guides above - using accounts receivable as your template - and instead of putting account number and reference, choose the appropriate reference below in bold:

      Making a payment for...  Reference to use: 
      burial plots  Burial Plot
      subdivision consent  Subdivision
      land use consent  Land Use
      independent qualified person  IQP
      building package  Build Pack
      wastewater connection  Wastewater
      stormwater connection  Stormwater
      vehicle crossing application  Crossing
      Land Information Memorandum (LIM)  LIM