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 377 2837.
can be made online by credit/debit card or using internet banking via POLi or real time debit. (Real time debit for ANZ or Westpac customers only.)
Click here to make a payment
You can make a one-off payment using online banking. Our details are:
Name: Environment Southland
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 (top right of your notice) in the reference field only . Your name and/or the address of your property can go in the other fields.
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.
|Direct debit for rates||Set up a direct debit with Environment Southland so you don’t need to worry about remembering to pay. Please note this service is for rates payments only. Setting up a direct debit for rates payments in 2022-2023 has now closed. Click the link to establish a direct debit for the 2023-2024 rates payments. Payments are in three equal installments, via direct debit. Payments are on the last Friday of November, February and May.|
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|Our office||Call 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 Shop||Take your rates invoice with you to any New Zealand Post Shop. Please note this service is for rates payments only.|
|Southland & Gore District Council offices||It 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.|
Rates 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 balance due but not paid by the due date;
- all rates in arrears as at 1 July each year remaining unpaid and 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. If you cannot pay the full amount, a part payment will reduce the penalty.