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.
To help better understand your rates, download this helpful guide – A Guide to understanding your 2017/18 Land Rates.
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.
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.
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. View Council’s 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, installment 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.
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:
- Yetman Australia Post Office
- Ashford Rural Transaction Centre
|Sign up for e-Rates
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.
|Update your Name or Postal 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, visiting our Administration Centre or downloading the forms below.
|Forms - PDF|
|Certification Application (s603 & Special Water Meter Read)||[27 Kb]|
|Change of Name Notification Form||[19 Kb]|
|Change of Postal Address Notification Form||[23 Kb]|
|Direct Debit Request Form||[147 Kb]|
|Pensioner Concession Application Form||[490 Kb]|
|Real Estate Redirection Form||[16 Kb]|
|FAQ's - Rates and Charges||[236 Kb]|
|Understanding your 2017-2018 Land Rates||[985 Kb]|
|NSW Valuer General's Newsletter - July 2017||[515 Kb]|
|Credit Card Surcharge Information||[148 Kb]|
|Online Payment Information||[295 Kb]|
|e-Rates Information||[322 Kb]|