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Last modified: 31 Jan 2023 4:54pm

Keep an eye out in your emails and post: the latest rates invoices will be arriving this month for the third quarter of the 2022/23 rating year.

The invoice covers the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023, and is due for payment (without penalty) by 15 March 2023.

If you do not receive your invoice, please contact our Customer Services team on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email If you have recently moved to a new address in Selwyn, please phone or email the Council to update your details.

Helpful tips to manage your rates

1. Check your eligibility for a rates rebate
If your income has recently changed, you may be eligible for a rebate through the Government’s Rates Rebate Scheme.
The scheme provides a rebate of up to $700. It is calculated on your household income, the amount of rates you are charged, and the number of dependents you have. You must have lived at the property at the start of the rating year (1 July 2022).

To apply for the Rates Rebate Scheme, visit Council’s main office in Rolleston, or arrange an appointment at the Darfield, Leeston or Lincoln Library and Service Centres.

2. Pay by direct debit
Never miss a payment deadline by setting up direct debit payments for your property and water rates. Direct debit allows the Council to deduct regular payments from your bank account to pay your rates, on a schedule that suits your budget. You can arrange your payments to be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly.

To set up direct debit, visit (for property rates) and (for water rates). Alternatively, pick up a direct debit form from the Council offices or our Library and Service Centres.

3. Get your rates by email
Reduce paper and be more environmentally friendly by signing up to receive your rates invoices by email. Setting it up is easy. Just visit to update your preferred method.