Paying Your Rates Paying Your Rates

There are four ways in which you can pay your rates, these are by BPAY (preferred method), in person, by mail or by direct deposit.  You can also arrange with the Council to make pre-paid instalments, please contact the office for more detail.  Overdue rates are charged interest, which is calculated at 11% p.a. compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, on overdue rates outstanding 61 Days after issue date.

Contact your bank or financial institution to make payment from your cheque, savings, debit, credit card or transaction account. 

In Person
Present your rates notice intact with cash or cheque at the Bedourie Administration Centre or the Birdsville Wirrarri Centre between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  EFTPOS and Credit Card payment is available. (Bankcard, MasterCard, VISA)

By Mail
You can detach and complete the bottom portion of your rates notice with your credit card details or cheque and post to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Diamantina Shire Council
17 Herbert Street

Direct Deposit
By using the Council's banking details you can deposit your rates payment directly into their account.  Ensure you identify your deposit by referencing your payment with the assessment number, this number is found on your rate notice.  Also ensure that you notify the Council office that you've made this payment, by providing proof of deposit (this can be made in person or by fax/email), or you may forfeit any discounts that are applicable.

Account details are:

Bank:  Westpac Banking Corporation
Account Name:  Diamantina Shire Council
BSB:  034-203
Account Number:  000-954

Payment by Instalments
Ratepayers who wish to pay their rates by instalments over the financial year are advised to obtain an application form from the Shire Office.  Please note however, that such instalment payments are subject to the payment of a premium, and do not entitle the ratepayer to the discount, unless the final instalment is made prior to the end of the discount period. 

For further information please contact:

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

17 Herbert Street

Bedourie, Queensland.  4829

Phone:  07 4746 1202

Facsimile:  07 4746 1272