Download the Direct Debit Payment Schedule to work out which instalment option works best for you, then complete the section below.
Please note: Fortnightly amounts will be deducted every second Friday in accordance with the deduction schedule. Monthly amounts will be deducted on the 28th of each month or next business day in accordance with the deduction schedule.
It is your responsibility to ensure that each instalment amount is paid by the due date.
Direct debit request service agreement
This section outlines our service commitment to you, in respect of the Direct Debit Request (DDR) arrangements made between you and Baw Baw Shire Council. It sets out Council’s responsibilities and your rights and responsibilities.
In terms of the Direct Debit Request arrangements made between the applicant and Council and signed by you, we undertake to periodically debit your nominated account for the agreed amount as completed above.
The first drawing under this Direct Debit request will occur on the next due date after we receive the Direct Debit request form, unless you are paying the instalment amount.
For your information, the dates that instalment rates and charges amount become due each year are;
Rates & Charges Notices will still be issued to you even if the amount due is to be paid by Direct Debit. Please do not pay these notices if your direct debit amount will pay the full amount due.
If you are paying Rates and Charges by a set arrange amount, you may like to obtain an up to date balance of amounts due by contacting Council’s Revenue Department on 03 56242411.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your set arrangement amount covers the amount listed on your Rates and Valuation Notice. Any overdue amounts will attract interest charges.
If any drawing falls on a non-business day, it will be debited from your account on the next business.
Council will give you at least 14 days’ notice in writing if/when changes to the initial terms of the arrangement are made. This notice will state any changes to the frequency or drawing date and any other changes to the initial terms
Changes to your arrangement
If you wish to make changes to the Direct Debit drawing arrangements, you must contact us in writing at least 3 business days prior to the next scheduled drawing.
These changes may include:
• Changing your bank account details
• Changing/Cancelling Direct Debit drawing for specific Council accounts
• Cancelling the Direct Debit
Your correspondence can be emailed to email@example.com
Your committment to us
It is your responsibility to have sufficient clear funds available in the relevant account by the due date.
You must advise if the nominated account is transferred or closed.
If your financial institution dishonours your drawing, we will notify you requesting that payment be made by another method. The direct debit drawings will continue from the next scheduled date.
Council reserves the right to cancel the direct debit arrangement if any drawings are returned unpaid by your financial institution and dishonour charge may be payable at Council discretion.
I/We authorise and request Baw Baw Shire Council (User ID305215) to debit my/our account through Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS) as detailed on this form. I/We agree to the terms and conditions of the Baw Baw Shire Council (User ID305215) Direct Debit Request Service Agreement
The completed Direct Debit Form contains personal information which is being collected for the purpose of receiving payments for Council issued accounts (including notifying relevant financial institutions of this agreement) and to enable Council to perform any other duty or task under any relevant legislation. Information on Council privacy policies can be obtained from Council Privacy Officer during business Hours on 03 5624 2411. The information supplied is required under the Bulk Electronic Clearing System Procedures and will be stored by Baw Baw Shire Council.