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Paying your rates

Information about your Council rates and when rates are due.

Your rates at work

Council collects rates from residents and businesses in the municipality to help fund local services like maternal and child health, aged care, waste collection, library services, recreation and leisure facilities, plus the maintenance of local roads, bridges, footpaths, drains, parks, playgrounds and much more.

Read our rates and valuations page to see how rates are calculated.

How to pay your rates

Your rates are due in four instalments throughout the year. You can pay your rates online by direct debit, by phone or in person.

See our Payment Options page for more details.

Due dates

Rates instalments are due on the following dates:

• 2 October
• 30 November
• 28 February
• 31 May

You can also choose to pay your rates up front but need to ensure this payment is made by the first instalment date.

Reminder notices for the instalments are sent out at least two weeks before each due date. Interest at 10% will be charged on all rates payments that are overdue.

How to read your rates notice

Read or download our How to read your rates notice flyer to understand the different parts of your rates notice.

Direct Debits

Please use our online Direct Debit Application form if you would like your rates to be automatically deducted from your nominated bank account.

Receive your rates notice online

Sign up to BPAY View to receive your rates notice online via your internet banking service.
1. Log in to your internet banking service.
2. Look for the BPAY View or View Bills link
3. Select Mount Alexander Shire Council (Biller Code: 41749)
4. Enter the BPAY Reference from your bill and your name (exactly as shown on your rates notice).

Change of address

Don't forget to keep your contact details up-to-date. You can update your mailing address, name or occupier details via our online form.

Any changes to name or owner details will require proof such as marriage certificate or a copy of the new title.

Pension Rebates

If you are eligible for a Pension Rebate, please complete the Municipal Rates Concession Application form and return to Council.

Please see the Department of Human Services website for more information.

How are my rates calculated?

Your rates are based on the valuation of your property.

Please see our Rates and Valuations page for more information.

Having difficulty paying your rates?

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your rates, Council can assist with special payment arrangements. Please complete our online Payment Arrangement Application Form and we will be in touch to discuss and confirm the arrangement.

You can also read our Rates and Charges Collection and Hardship Policy which outlines how Council can assist ratepayers undergoing financial or emotional hardship. If you wish to apply, please complete our Application for assessment due to financial hardship form.

Need help?

Please contact us or submit your enquiry via our online request form and our Rates Team will be in contact.

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