Rates and Water
Inverell Shire Council rates and water notices are issued to Ratepayers in July each year, and with installment notices issued in October, January and April each year.
Information on payment methods, how to update your name or postal address, apply for concession or direct debit or to sign up for eRates can be found below.
You can now make rates, water and invoice payments via our easy to use online payment system. The use of the online payment service is subject to terms and conditions which are set out on our Online Credit Card Payment page, please ensure you have read and understood the online payments disclaimer prior to making a payment.
Simply mail your cheque or money order payable to Inverell Shire Council, together with your notice to:
Inverell Shire Council
PO Box 138
Inverell NSW 2360
You can pay your notice in person at Council's Administration Centre located at 144 Otho Street, Inverell. Please present your rates notice when making the payment. Payments can be made by:
- Cheque (Cheques are to be made payable to Inverell Shire Council)
- Money order
- Credit card
Please note that a fee will apply for payments made by credit card, Visa Debit or when the account type is selected as credit. This fee will be charged at the time the payment is made and customers will be advised of the current fee before the transaction is finalised. View Credit Card Surcharge information.
Direct debit arrangements are available for Ratepayers who prefer that rate/water payments to be automatically debited from their nominated account. Direct debits can be made either fortnightly, monthly, instalment due dates or annually.
Please contact Council or download, complete and return the Direct Debit Request Form to sign up for this service.
Council does not charge a transaction fee for the direct debit service, unless the payment is rejected by your bank. Council does recommend that you contact your financial institution to ascertain if any fees are charged to your account by your bank.
BPAY is a national electronic bill payment service, allowing you the opportunity to pay over the phone or on the internet, from your cheque, or savings account (no credit card can be used for payment via this facility).
Please see your rates/water notice for your biller code and reference number. Council does recommend that you contact your financial institution to ascertain if any fees are charged to your account by your bank.
Payments can be made through one of the following outlets by cash or cheque. Please present your rates/water notice at any of the below agencies:
- Texas Australia Post Office
- Yetman Australia Post Office
- Ashford Rural Transaction Centre
Telephone payments using a credit card can be made by contacting Council's cashiers on (02) 6728 8288.
Payments made by credit card, will attract a fee, which will be charged at the time payment is made, customers will be advised of the current fee before the transaction is finalised or you can view Council's credit card surcharge information here.
Centrepay is a voluntary bill-paying service which is free for Centrelink customers.
Use Centrepay to arrange regular deductions from your Centrelink payment. You can start or change a deduction at any time. The quickest way to do this is through your Centrelink account online.
Please contact Council or download, complete and return the Centrepay Deduction Form to sign up for this service or you can also arrange Centrepay deductions by contacting Centrelink.
Council's Centrepay Reference Number is 555 052 893L, and your account number is your rates or water.
Visit www.humanservices.gov.au/Centrepay for more information.
Update your name or address
Inverell Shire Council now provides its residents the opportunity to complete and submit the request form to change a name or postal address online. Paper forms are also available by contacting Council on (02) 6728 8288 or visiting our Administration Centre.
Sign up for eRates
Inverell Shire Council now provides its residents the opportunity to complete and submit the request form to receive rates and water notices by email. Paper forms are also available by contacting Council on (02) 6728 8288 or visiting our Administration Centre.
- NSW Valuer General's Newsletter July 2016
- Frequently Asked Questions - Rates and Charges
- Credit Card Surcharge Information
- Online Payments - Flyer
- eRates - Flyer
Please note that Council publications are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Abobe Acrobat to open. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe website www.adobe.com. Adobe Acrobat software has an embeded 'screen reader' which can read aloud the text in most PDF files and is available for free at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html.