From May this year, Grey District Council customers who use cheques to make payments will need to use an alternate payment option, this is due to Council's bank (Westpac) phasing out cheques.
Due to Westpac bank no longer accepting cheques, any affected residents should investigate Council's other payment options. We provide a variety of payment options to suit residents' preferences. If you are unsure which solution would work best for you, please speak to your bank or come in and chat with our friendly customer service team.
Council's preferred method for paying rates and other debtor accounts is by Direct Debit. Paying by Direct Debit allows you to make payments to suit your budget without incurring a penalty. The Council offers a variety of time periods, including weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or annually for rates accounts.
Council also accepts the following payment methods:
- In person using cash, eftpos, credit or debit card at our Greymouth or Runanga offices.
- Automatic payment
- Internet banking
- Credit Card payment via our website.
The last day Council will accept cheques is 31 May 2021.