Paying Your Rates

Rates can be paid in:

  • four quarterly instalments
  • in one annual amount
  • or by alternative arrangement approved by Rating staff

2019/2020 instalment dates:

Quarter 1 due date 06/09/2019
Quarter 2 due date 06/12/2019
Quarter 3 due date 06/03/2020
Quarter 4 due date 05/06/2020

It is a rate payer's responsibility to ensure payment is received by the Council by the due date shown on the front of the rate notice.

Additional charges apply to overdue rates if they have not been paid by the due date.

If the amount remains unpaid it may be recovered in a court through legal processes and costs associated with legal recovery action will be required to be reimbursed to the Council.

Paying Online

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Council accept rate payments using a secure site on the Internet. When making a payment please have ready your Customer Reference Number. The valuation number is also required to validate the property.

Pay Online

Paying by Phone

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Dial 1300 276 468. Quote Councils biller code 1351915 and your Customer Reference Number.

Paying in Person

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Payments can be made in person at the Civic Centre 4 Mackay Street, between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Payments accepted by: Cash, Cheque, Money Order, EFTPOS and Credit Card.

Paying at any Australia Post Office

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Payment may be made at any Post Office by presenting your rate notice.
Billpay code 2808 by phone on 13 18 16

On the internet at


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Post your payment slip with your cheque or money order made payable to Port Augusta City Council, to PO Box 1704, Port Augusta SA 5700.

Paying by Direct Debit

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Direct Debit payment authority forms are available from the Civic Centre, 4 Mackay Street Port Augusta, or download below:Direct Debit Payment Authority(360 kb)Payment options available: Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually.

Paying by BPay

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Biller code 27961 and Customer Reference Number as shown on the Rate Notice.

Centrelink CentrePay

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Payments can be made from your Centrelink payment using Centrepay. To commence payments using Centrepay you can go online, call or contact a Centrelink office.

Quote the Council Service Provider Number 555 056 062V and your Customer Reference Number.

Centrepay - Department of Human Services