Rates Information and Payment Options


Council has reissued all February rate notices to property owners, after a minor error of the listed due date was detected.

Council has taken immediate action to ensure all ratepayers are advised in the most efficient way possible.

Ratepayers who have already paid will not be required to do anything.  Ratepayers who have not paid but want to enjoy the 10% rates discount will need to pay their rates before 5pm on 26 March.

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Rates for the Balonne Shire are issued in two moieties each financial year. Ratepayers usually receive their half yearly notices in August and February and have at least 30 days to pay their rates to receive the full discount offered.

Payment Options

Rates can be paid by:

  • Cheque
  • Money order
  • BPAY
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash at the Council Office.

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

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.

Please note a fresh application is required for each issue of Council rates. 

Application for Commitment to Pay Rates