Rates and payments

Rate accounts for the Brisbane City Council area are issued quarterly. Find out about the different ways you can pay your rates, how they are calculated, and what discounts and remissions are available to you.

Pay your rates now through Council's online payment service
or discover other ways to pay.

You can also read a summary of the differences for rates, levies, discounts and remissions as a result of the 2018-19 budget.


Pay your rates

Brisbane City Council makes it quick and easy to pay your rates with a variety of payment options. Pay your rates using Council's online payment service, or find out about other payment options.

Pay a bill, fine or infringement

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.


Receive your rates notice by email

Switch to paperless billing and access your rates notice anytime, anywhere from your email account. Sign up today!

How rates are calculated

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

Change of details

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

Credit and debit card surcharge

Paying rates by credit and debit cards incurs a surcharge. This applies to MasterCard and Visa, including BPAY from credit accounts.

Discounts, remissions and exemptions

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

Rates relief

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

Rates account and service establishment fee

Council charges a rate account and services establishment fee when a property transfers ownership. Find out more information on our policy and exemptions.

Community Title Scheme - parity factor

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.