Rates Information

Rates may be paid by the following means

  1. BPAY: see front of your rate notice for BPAY biller code and reference number.  Please Note that Debtor and Dog registration payments are not to be made by BPAY
  2. In Person: at 11 Railway Terrace, Karoonda where EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available or phone the Council Offices during business hours on 08 8578 1004 to make a payment by credit card.
  3. Mail: make cheques payable to: District Council of Karoonda East Murray and mark "Not Negotiable". Mail payments with bottom section of notice to: District Council of Karoonda East Murray, PO Box 58, Karoonda SA 5307.
To avoid fines mail payments must reach the Council office on or before the due date.
In accordance with the Local Government Act, 1999 Council is required to offer to its ratepayers the opportunity to pay rates in four equal instalments payable on;
  • 18th September, 2020
  • 18th December, 2020
  • 18th March, 2021
  • 18th June, 2021

State Government Concessions

From 1 July 2015, the State Government elected to replace the concession on Council rates with the "Cost of Living Concession" provided directly to those eligible. This payment may be used for any purpose, including offsetting Council rates.  The eligibility for a concession on charges for Council Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) remains unchanged. Should you be eligible for a state government funded concession on CWMS this will be paid directly to you by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and is no longer provided via your rates notice.  To check eligibility contact the DSCI Concessions Hotline 1800 307 758 or at www.sa.gov.au/concessions

Certain persons/and or organisations may be eligible for a rebate, eg community groups, health and education organisations etc.  Phone 8578 1004 or email council@dckem.sa.gov.au for further information

For further information about rates and the services provided by Council to the Community please refer to Council's Annual Business Plan & Budget.