Rates and Payments

Paying your Rates

When are rates due?

You can pay your rates in a lump sum or by four instalments. If you are paying in a lump sum, your rates and charges are due by 15 February each year. If you pay by instalments, rates are due by the 30 September, 2 December, 28 February and 2 June each year. You will receive a reminder notice before each instalment is due.

How do I pay my rates?

Credit card

You can pay your rates by credit card 24 hours a day by calling 1300 300 408 or via this link. You will need to quote the reference number shown on your rate notice and have your credit card with you.


Payments can be made directly from your cheque, savings or credit card account using BPAY. Please contact your bank if you are unsure whether you have BPAY set up on your account.


Cheques should be made payable to 'Bass Coast Shire Council'. Detach the payment slip on the bottom of your rates notice and send to Bass Coast Shire Council, PO Box 118, WONTHAGGI, 3995. If you need a receipt, please ask for one when you send your payment.

In person

Payment can be made at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS. You can also pay your rates in person at any Australia Post Office, by telephone on 13 18 16 or on the POSTbillpay website.

For more information call our Rates team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).

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