Rates and payments

You can make payments on various accounts, permits, animal registrations and bills online, including rates.

Rate accounts for the Brisbane City Council area are issued quarterly. Find out how rates are calculated, and what discounts and remissions are available to you.

Payments

Payments

You can pay bills such as rates, permit renewals, animal registration, accounts, parking fines and sundry accounts online.
Rates payment

Rates payment

Pay your Council rates online, or find out about other payment options. This includes how to pay rates by visiting Council and at Australia Post offices, or by phone, mail, BPAY, or Rates Assist. You can also authorise someone to transact on your rate account on your behalf.
Recieve your rates notice online

Receive your rates notice online

Find out how you can receive your rate account online with BPAY View. Access your bill anytime via internet banking, and still choose your preferred payment method.

Discounts and remissions

Discounts and remissions on rate accounts include pensioner, owner-occupier and bushland preservation remissions, general rate exemption and the discount for paying by the due date.
How rates are calculated

How rates are calculated

Find out how rates are calculated, including information about rating categories, each of the rate charges, land valuations and averaging.

Rates relief

If you are having difficulty paying your rates, there are options available from Council and the Independent Rates Relief Tribunal.
Credit card surcharge

Credit card surcharge

Paying rates by credit card incurs a surcharge. This applies to payments made by MasterCard and Visa, including BPAY from credit accounts.

Change of details

Update your details on your rate account. Includes change of name, postal address, ownership transfer fee policy and exemptions.

Community Title Scheme

Information about the parity factor applied to Community Title Scheme (CTS) properties. The parity factor is used to apply a loading to the general rates.