Credit and debit card surcharge

A surcharge of 0.78% may apply at time of payment when you choose to pay using a credit or debit card.

Credit card limits apply and are inclusive of the credit and debit card surcharge.

Reason for the surcharge

Brisbane City Council is charged fees from financial institutions when customers pay using credit and debit cards. These fees add up to a considerable cost – more than $1.5 million per year. This money can be better spent on other services like parks, buses and roads. Council does not make a profit from this surcharge, it only seeks to recover its cost.

Calculating the surcharge

The surcharge will be calculated at a flat fee of 0.78% of the total payment amount (including GST, if applicable).

Paying the surcharge

The surcharge will be applied at the time of payment. The surcharge does not apply to payments made using BPAY.

Other payment options

You can avoid the surcharge by using one of our other payment options:

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