The rating year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 and is divided into four equal instalments. With your first invoice for the year, you will receive a Rates Assessment Notice. This notice shows the total amount of rates you will pay for the entire rating year. Throughout the year, you will receive four rates invoices – one every three months. You can expect to receive your rates invoices about one month before the due date and this MUST be paid in full and on time.