Blue Mountains City Council


What happens if I do not pay my Rates?

Rate amounts not received by the due date are subject to daily interest charges in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The interest rate is set by IPART and for 2017-2018 it is 7.5% per annum.

If rates remain unpaid, the Council may take legal action to recover these unpaid rates.

The debt recovery for all unpaid rates and charges is undertaken by the Council’s mercantile agency, Recoveries & Reconstruction (Aust) Pty Ltd. This includes the reminder letter sent to ratepayers after the payment date has passed (this service is provided to the Council by R&R free of charge) and the commencement of legal action in the Local Court.