Your Rates

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 and 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% if rates (including any overdue rates) are paid in full by the date nominated on the notice.

Pensioner Concession

Eligible pensioners are entitled to a 20% State Government Subsidy up to a maximum of $200.00 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.

Pensioner Remission 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

Phone – Rates payments can be paid via phone by ringing our Customer Service Desk on (07) 4656 0500

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.

Rates Search Request

If you require a Rates Search please complete and return the Rates Search Request Form 2018 – 2019