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.



You can pay bills such as rates, permit renewals, animal registration, accounts, parking fines and sundry accounts online. You can also set up recurring credit card payments for your bills.

Rates payment

Pay your Council rates online, or find out about other payment options, including paying rates by visiting Council and at Australia Post offices, or by phone, mail, BPAY, MyPost Digital Mailbox or Rates Assist. You can also authorise someone to transact on your rate account on your behalf.

Receive your rate account online

Find out how you can receive and pay your rate account online with BPAY View or the MyPost Digital Mailbox. Find out more about these free and easy-to-use services.

Discounts and remissions

Discounts and remissions on rate accounts include pensioner, owner-occupier, bushland preservation remissions and not-for-profit general rate remissions.

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

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, rate account and services establishment 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.

Carbon tax rates refund

Council is offering a one-off rates refund to all ratepayers to return the estimated cost of the carbon tax from the 2014-15 budget.