Your Rates

Rates notices for the period 01 January 2017 to 30 June 2017 have now been issued with full payment due on Thursday 30 March.  If you do not receive your notice, or are having trouble paying, please contact the Administration Office on (07) 4656 0500.

This year Council is offering a free tree to those who pay their rates in full by the due date.  The two (2) tree options this year are Callistemon and Melaleuca Lucadendron. Ratepayers will once again be able to select which tree type they prefer, however as options are limited it will be a case of ‘first in best dressed’.

Following payment of your rates you can collect a voucher at the administration office. Trees will be available for collection and the Council Depot at 12.30pm or 2.00pm on Tuesdays.

Rates are levied on properties to help finance the provision of Council services throughout the Shire.

Rates are issued twice yearly for the periods from 01 January to 30 June and 01 July to 31 December.

Quilpie Shire uses differential rating categories to ensure a more equitable basis for the distribution of general rates.

General Rate – The general rate is calculated using the unimproved capital valuation (UCV) issued by the State Government multiplied by the rate in the dollar set by Council.  A minimum rate is also set for each category.

Service Charges – i.e Water, sewerage, garbage are fees charged for receiving this service.

State Fire Service Levy – Council collects a fire levy from properties within the designated area on behalf of Queensland Fire and Rescue.


Ratepayers will receive a discount of 10% twice yearly if rates are paid by the date nominated on the notice.

Pensioner Concession

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a 20% State Government Subsidy up to a maximum of $180.00 per annum.

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a 50% remission on Council Rates and Charges up to maximum of $450 per annum (not including State Fire Levy) plus the 10% discount if paid by nominated date.

Application for Pensioner Rate Subsidy Form

For further information on the pensioner rebate,  please call the Rates Department on 07 4656 0500.

Methods of Payment

  • In Person – Payments can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card. (Bankcard, Mastercard, VISA)
  • Mail – Cheque or money order can be posted with detached bottom portion of rates notice.
  • Direct Deposit – Rates payments can be deposited directly in Councils Bank account. Account details are available on request.
  • BPay – Refer to your rates notice for details – BPay Biller Code 504407

Change of Address

Please notify Council if your address has changed by returning the appropriate completed portion of the rates notice or forward the details in writing (email acceptable) to the Rates Department.

For further details on the information supplied or other matters relating to rates please call the Quilpie Shire Council on 07 4656 0500 or email us.