Discounts, remissions and exemptions

Learn about the discounts, remissions and exemptions on rate accounts including pensioner, owner-occupier, bushland preservation remissions and not-for-profit general rate remissions.

Remissions (discounts)

Brisbane City Council offers remissions (discounts) on rates to eligible residents to encourage ratepayers to pay their rates within thirty days of the issuing date. The discounts offered are for properties included in categories 1 or 10 determined under 4(a) of the Resolution of Rates and Charges: $60 per annum.

If the full amount of the rate account is not paid to Council within thirty days after the account's issue date, interest is charged on the unpaid amount at 9.83% per annum, compounding daily.

The discount and interest are set out in the budget at the end of each financial year.

For more information about eligibility criteria for this discount, refer to the Resolution of Rates and Charges in the budget section.

Council offers the following remissions:


Brisbane City Council charges a rate account and services establishment fee when a property transfers ownership. You can apply for an exemption of this fee if you meet certain criteria.

More information

View Council's budget for 2019-20.

Last updated:28 June 2019