Pay Your Water Rates
There are lots of ways to pay your water rates. The easiest way is to set up a direct debit through your banks, or pay online with your credit or debit card.
If you have any enquiries, including refunds, please email our rates team or give them a call on 07 571 8008.
Water rate payments can be made online using:
- Credit Cards (which attracts a 1.22% fee)
- Debit Card
- Real Time Debit (Westpac and BNZ)
Please click on the link below.
Please note: Payments made after 10.30pm New Zealand time will appear on your Council rate account the following business day, so please allow plenty of time for processing your payment.
You can set up an automatic payment to pay your water rates, nominating the frequency and amount by completing the below authority for automatic payment form and taking into your bank.
Access the automatic payment authority form here.
You can set up a direct debit payment authority online, or by completing a direct debit form (PDF, 68KB).Please print out both pages, complete and post to Council's rates team, Private Bag 12803, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143.
Please note that your bank will not accept your direct debit form if you do not include both pages with original signatures. Please also make sure you send the completed two page form to Council first so our rates team can recognise payments from your bank. They will then forward the form directly to your bank.
Payment can be made in-person by paying by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card at Council's customer services counter at our Barkes Corner head office or at any of Council's libraries and service centres at Katikati, Omokoroa, Te Puke or Waihī Beach.
Please note: Our bank charges a convenience fee of 1.22% per transaction for credit card transactions.
Please note: We are unable to accept credit card payment over the phone.
Please note that we will no longer be accepting cheques as a form of payment from 30 May 2021. Please use alternative payment methods.
Transfer your water rates payment using internet banking direct from your bank account to Council. If you arrange internet banking yourself through your bank please remember to enter the following so we can process your payment to the correct rates account:
1st reference field: Surname of first owner
2nd reference field: Valuation number
3rd reference field: the word "Water".
Council's bank details are: ANZ, Tauranga, 01 0434 0180600 00. Swift Code ANZBNZ22