Rates Information and Payment Options

Rates for the Balonne Shire are issued twice in each financial year - usually ratepayers will receive their half-yearly notices in August and February. 

Once rates notices are issued, ratepayers have 30 days to take advantage of Council's rates discount.

Payment Options

Rates can be paid by:

  • BPAY
  • Cash (at the Council office)
  • Cheque
  • EFTPOS (Mastercard or Visa)
  • Money Order

You can also pay your rates in advance and/or by instalments at any time. Many ratepayers find this helpful when budgeting.

If you are having difficulty in paying your rates, please contact the Rates Department. Balonne Shire Council is always willing to work with ratepayers towards a reasonable arrangement for the settlement of rates. To apply to pay your rates by instalments please complete the following form and bring it in to the Council Office.

Change of Address Form

Application for Commitment to Pay Rates         

Authorising a Person or Organisation to Enquire or Act on your Behalf