Rates notices to be issued
Rates notices for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020, will be issued on Tuesday 11 February 2020 with the final day for discount being Wednesday 18 March 2020.
South Burnett ratepayers have the option to have rates notices sent electronically via email, or by post.
Council offers a number of payment options, and are happy to assist ratepayers in finding a payment method that best suits them, with options including:
- Telephone & Internet Banking
- Australia Post
- Payment by mail
- Paying in person
- Pay by phone
- Pay by Centrepay
- Payment by Direct Credit*
- Pre-payments or instalments
Council is acutely aware of the financial pressures facing our communities and encourages ratepayers to make payment prior to Wednesday 18 March 2020 to take advantage of the discount offered. Council encourages residents that may be experiencing difficulties in paying their rates to please contact Council’s Rates team on 4189 9100 to discuss options available.
*Changes to South Burnett Regional Council’s payment options
South Burnett Regional Council recently underwent a review of payment alternatives offered. The outcome of the review has resulted in direct credits (payments into Council’s bank account) no longer being offered as a payment option. This means that Council is in the process of closing their current bank account.
This change will not happen immediately. The existing bank account will remain open until 30 June 2020 to allow people time to transition to a different payment alternative.
This change will allow Council to better streamline processes, ensure that money received is allocated to the correct place and assist with prevention of potential fraud.
If you are currently paying amounts into Council’s bank account you will need to transition to an alternative payment method.
For further information regarding rates, rate payments, or changes to Council’s payment options please contact Council’s Rates team on 4189 9100 or email Council.