With internet banking and automatic payments you can choose the amount and frequency of rates payments.

Payment options

Automatic payment applies when paying your rates directly into our bank account either by:

  • automatic payment
  • telephone banking
  • internet banking
  • direct credit.

Please ensure that the full amount of the instalment is paid by the due date. If you miss a due date a 10 per cent penalty will be applied to any amount not paid.

Entering details with your bank for internet banking or automatic payments

Our bank account details are:

Bank of New Zealand
Christchurch City Council
Bank account number: 020800 0044765 01

SWIFT/BIC Code: BKNZNZ22XXX (for overseas payments)

The information that you need to enter, that will appear on our bank statement, is as follows:  

Particulars Code Reference
(ref number of the property) (your address) (your name)

This information is required to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct rates account. To identify your property's reference number you can search for this using the RatesInfo search facility. The reference number can also be found on the top right hand corner of your rates instalment notice.

The reference number belongs to the property so if you sell a property and purchase a new property the reference number needs to be changed for the new property before you next pay rates.