Rate Notices are due and payable within 31 days of the date of issue.  Rates for 2019/2020 financial year will issue on Friday 2 August 2019 and are due for payment on or before Monday 2 September 2019.  Overdue rates will incur interest charges at 9%.  Cheques must be made payable to Burdekin Shire Council and crossed “Not Negotiable”.  Change cannot be given on cheques.  Property owners will be liable for any dishonour fees.

The following options are available to make rate payments:


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BPay is an easy, convenient method of payment through phone and internet banking.

Contact your participating financial institution to make payment from your cheque or savings account.

Be sure to use Biller Code No. 8615 and the Customer Reference No. shown on each notice.

Do not combine payments for multiple rate notices.

View more information about paying with BPAY.

You can also view a video about making a BPAY payment.



Visit BPOINT and follow the instructions to pay with MasterCard or Visa.

You will need the Customer Reference No. shown on each notice.

Do not combine payments for multiple rate notices.


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Call BPOINT on 1300 276 468 any time to pay with Mastercard or Visa.  Please quote your Customer Reference No. located on each rate notice and your relevant card details.

Australia Post


Pay in person by cash, cheque or debit card at any Post Office.

Pay online at www.postbillpay.com.au or by phone 13 18 16 with Visa, MasterCard or Paypal

By Mail

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Mail your cheque together with each tear off slip at the bottom of your rate notices and retain the top portion for your records.

Mail to:

Burdekin Shire Council
PO Box 974
AYR  QLD  4807

In Person at Council Chambers, 145 Young Street, Ayr


Present your rate notice intact to Council Office between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm daily, Monday to Friday.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit card, Visa or Mastercard

What to do if you are unable to pay by the due date

Council will allow ratepayers who are unable to pay their rates in full by the due date to pay them off throughout the current financial year.  Ratepayers will need to complete an Application to Pay Rates By Periodic Payments which can be found in in the link below:

The easiest way to do this is to set up a recurring weekly, fortnightly or monthly deduction authority through BPay.

You will be charged 9% interest on any overdue daily balance, but making frequent part payments will minimise interest charges.

You should contact Council by email at or by phone on 07 4783 9800 to advise your circumstances so that a suitable payment plan can be negotiated.

Payments in advance

To avoid a lump sum payment, why not make periodic payments in advance?  This can easily be set up through BPay using the Customer Reference No. shown on your notice.  Any payments in advance will show as a credit balance on your next rate notice.

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