Rates and payments

Brisbane City Council issues rates notices quarterly. Find out how Council calculates rates and how to pay your rates, bills, fines or infringements. 


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

You can also read a rates summary of the 2018-19 budget.

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Pay your rates

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

Pay bills, permit renewals, fines and infringements using Council's online payment service. You need a Visa or Mastercard to pay online direct to Council.


Receive your rates notice by email

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

How rates are calculated

Find out how rates are calculated, including information on land valuations, averaging, rating categories and other charges.

Receive your rate account online

Receive your Council rate accounts online via your internet banking provider, using BPAY View.

Change of details

Find out how to update details on your rate account, including information on change of name, postal address and ownership details.

Credit and debit card surcharge

A surcharge applies to pay your rates using a Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card, with the exception of credit card payments using BPAY.

Rates account and service establishment fee

Council charges a rate account and services establishment fee when a property transfers ownership. 

Discounts, remissions and exemptions

Council offers remissions on rates to eligible residents and an exemption from paying the rate account and serivces establishment fee if you meet certain criteria. 

Rates relief

If you are having difficulty paying your rates, contact Council to discuss available options.

Community Title Scheme parity factor

Council applies a partity factor for Community Titles Scheme properties. This is used to apply a loading to the general rates component of rates bills.