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Learn how to pay for council rates, infringements and expiations, animal registrations, debtor payments, section 7 searches, and permits.

How to pay your council rates

Rates payments are due in full annually or in four quarterly instalments due in September, December, March and June each year. We will send out your rate notice at least 30 days before each instalment falls due.

You can pay your rates by any of the following methods:

  • Online payment
  • BPay (BPay biller code – 18192, reference - your assessment number – check your rate notice)
  • Direct Debit (quarterly)
  • By phone on 1300 012 401
  • By mail
  • In person at the Civic Centre and council offices

Visit our rates and charges page to:

  • Learn more about council rates
  • Apply to receive your rates electronically
  • Make a payment arrangement
  • Learn what happens when you pay your rates late

Pay your rates Apply to pay your rates via direct debit

How to pay for animal registrations

Dog and cat registration is mandatory in South Australia.  If you own a dog or a cat, you must register it on Dogs and Cats Online when it is 12 weeks of age or within 14 days of becoming its owner.

In July each year, we will send your dog and/or cat registration renewal to you by the method of delivery that you have nominated (i.e. email, SMS or post), along with your renewal code. Use the renewal code to make your registration renewal payment on Dogs and Cats Online. Remember that you need to renew your pet's registration by 31 August each year.

How to pay expiation notices

You can pay your expiation notice:

  • Online with a credit or debit card
  • Over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling 8405 6600 Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
  • By post with a cheque or money order made out to City of Port Adelaide Enfield, PO Box 110 Port Adelaide SA 5015
  • In person at one of our service centres:
    • Civic Centre, 163 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
    • Enfield Library, 1 Kensington Crescent, Enfield
    • Greenacres Library, 2 Fosters Road, Greenacres

Expiation notices usually become available for payment within 24 hours after they are issued. If you are trying to make a payment and can't find a valid expiation notice number to complete the payment, please check again on the following business day or give us a call on 8405 6600.

Additional bins payments

Each residential property can apply to access an additional 240L green bin for organic waste, and/or an additional 240L yellow bin for recyclable items for an annual fee of $51 per bin. This fee covers the collection of the additional bin for the financial year and is not pro-rata.

Only households where a resident lives with a medical condition that generates additional waste will be eligible to access an additional blue general waste bin. To be eligible, you must provide written evidence from a qualified professional demonstrating that you need an additional bin to dispose of waste associated with your medical condition. A range of people can provide you with this documentation (for example, a doctor, social worker, carer or nurse). Each application is subject to an annual review. There is no fee for the additional blue general waste bin service.

Visit this link for the online application form. The additional bin application form is under the heading 'Additional Waste Bin Services'.

How to make debtor payments

You can make your debtor payments to the City of PAE:

  • Over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling 8405 6600 Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
  • By post with a cheque or money order made out to City of Port Adelaide Enfield, PO Box 110, Port Adelaide, SA 5015. Make sure you include the account and invoice number
  • Via direct debit by emailing service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au
  • In person at one of our council offices:
    • Civic Centre, 163 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
    • Enfield Library, 1 Kensington Crescent, Enfield
    • Greenacres Library, 2 Fosters Road, Greenacres

If you notice that any of the information on the debtor payments notice is incorrect, please contact us on 8405 6600, via email at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au, or in person at one of our council offices.

How to pay for Section 7 searches

A Section 7 search identifies and provides important property information.

You can make a Section 7 search payment:

  • Over the phone with a credit or debit card by calling 8405 6600 Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm
  • By post with a cheque or money order made out to City of Port Adelaide Enfield, PO Box 110 Port Adelaide SA 5015. Make sure that you include whether your payment is for a Section 7 or Section 187 search, also noting the address of the property you are lodging for

How to pay for Development Applications (DAs)

To pay for your Development Application (DA) online, please visit PlanSA.

You can also make your payment:

  • By post with a cheque or money order made out to City of Port Adelaide Enfield, PO Box 110, Port Adelaide SA 5015. Make sure you include the DA/application ID number and the invoice/fee advice number
  • At the Online services website, by selecting Application Search in the Building and Development category
  • In person at one of our council offices:
    • Civic Centre, 163 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide
    • Enfield Library, 1 Kensington Crescent, Enfield
    • Greenacres Library, 2 Fosters Road, Greenacres

How to pay for a permit

You might have to pay a fee when you are applying for a permit.

Fees and charges schedule

The City of PAE charges fees for some services. We set the rates for these each year in the annual budget that is part of the Annual Business Plan.