Make a payment

You can use any of the payment options below to pay your Environment Southland rates or invoice.

If you have questions or want to set up a regular payment for your rates, please contact 0800 ESRATES (0800 377 283).

​Payment option
Details
​Credit/debit card
Click here to make a payment via VISA or Mastercard.
Bank transfer
​You can make a one-off payment using online banking. Our details are:

Name: Environment Southland
Account No.: 01-0961-0018998-00

You can also find us in your list of registered payees under Environment Southland / Southland Regional Council.

For rates payments please enter your Assessment ID from the top left corner of your rates statement in the reference field only. No other information is required, however if your bank requires additional fields to be completed, please enter the address of the property you are paying for.

For invoice payments please enter your Acc No. from the top right corner of your invoice in the reference field only. No other information is required, however if your bank requires additional fields to be completed, please enter the invoice number you are making the payment on.

​TelephoneCall us on 0800 377 283 (0800 ESRATES) to arrange payment of your account by credit card over the phone.
Direct debitDownload a direct debit form to complete and return to us, but please allow plenty of time for this service to be established, and to obtain an approval form from your bank. Please note this service is for Rates payments only.
Download the Direct Debit Form
​Our officeCall into our office on the corner of North Road and Price Street, Invercargill. We are open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. EFTPOS facilities are available. We accept Visa, Bankcard and Mastercard.
​Your NZ Post ShopTake your rates invoice with you to any New Zealand Post Shop. Please note this service is for rates payments only.
ChequeSend us your cheque in the post along with your remittance advice to Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840.
​Southland & Gore District Council officesIt is also possible to pay your Environment Southland rates at Southland District Council and Gore District Council offices throughout Southland. Please note this service is for Rates payments only.

Payment dates

All rates payments are due by the end of November each year.

A 10% late payment penalty will be imposed on:

  • any current rates due but not paid by 5.00 pm on the due date;
  • all rates in arrears as at 1 July each year remaining unpaid on the following 1 January (this penalty excludes current year's rates);
  • all rates in arrears as at 1 July the following year.

Penalties pay for the cost of collecting rates in arrears and are applied in fairness to those ratepayers who pay their accounts on time. If you cannot pay the full amount, a part payment will reduce the penalty.

Page reviewed: 12 Sep 2017 4:54pm