Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Pay my rates

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Pay the full amount by or before September 30 or pay by instalments:

  • Instalment 1 due:    September 30
  • Instalment 2 due:    November 30
  • Instalment 3 due:    February 28
  • Instalment 4 due:    May 31

Late payments

Failure to pay rate instalments by the due date will result in interest charges of 0.0% (1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020) and 7.0% (1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021) calculated daily on the outstanding balance. This percentage is prescribed by the Minister for Local Government. Council utilises the services of an external debt recovery agency for all outstanding rates and charges and seeks ratepayer assistance in paying their rates by the due dates.

Those people having trouble meeting payments should contact Council’s Revenue Team on (02) 6499 2222 to make suitable financial arrangements as early as possible and before the debt becomes unmanageable.

We understand that many impacted by drought, bushfires and now COVID-19 are struggling financially and finding it difficult to meet their financial commitments, including those to Council. Find out more about Council's Disaster Hardship Policy.

Ratepayers should be aware that Council has the authority to sell property for the recovery of outstanding rates.

Payment options

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Payments can be made by mailing cheques to:
Bega Valley Shire Council
PO Box 492

Image of a phone. BY PHONE
Call 131816 and make credit card payments using the Billpay code: 2030

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Payments can be made by credit card via the internet at:

Image of a mail box. AT POST OFFICE
Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or debit card over the counter at any post office.

Image of a computer. AT COUNCIL OFFICES
Payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or debit card over the counter at Council's office in Zingel Place Bega.

Image of a screen. THROUGH DIRECT DEBIT
Payments can also be made through the direct debit system. Direct debit application form.

Bpay logo. BPAY
Contact your financial institution to make this payment from your cheque or savings account, using BPay Code: 33985. More info:

Note: Please ensure the correct reference numbers are used when using BPay. Reference numbers are different for all rates, water and debtors accounts. Using the incorrect reference number will allocate your payment to the wrong account.


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