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.
Rate notices for the period 01 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 were issued on 02 March 2020.
Rates are due TUESDAY 31 March 2020, with the exception of rural landowners in rating categories 6, 8, 9 and 10.
Due to the ongoing drought conditions Council has granted an extension of time for these RURAL properties and the due date for payment will be MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020. Discount will be allowed if payment is received by 5.00pm on the applicable due date.
To ensure you don’t miss the discount please consider BPay and EFT payment clearance timeframes. It is the responsibility of the property owner to advise Council of any change of address. For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4656 0500.
State Fire Service Levy
Rate notices are issued twice yearly in February and August. The prompt payment discount will be allowed if payment is received by 5.00pm on the applicable due date.
To ensure you don’t miss the discount and to avoid paying interest, please consider BPay and EFT payment clearance timeframes. It is the responsibility of the property owner to advise Council of any change of address.
As per Council’s policy, interest will commence accruing on any outstanding balances the day they become overdue at the rate of 9.83% compounding daily.
If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your rates on time, please contact Council to discuss your options, including entering into a payment plan which, when maintained, will suspend any interest from accumulating.
For further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4656 0500.
Ratepayers will receive a discount of 10% if rates (including any overdue rates) are paid in full by the date nominated on the notice.
- 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.
For further information on the pensioner rebate, please call the Rates Department on 07 4656 0500.
Methods of Payments
Payments can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card. (Bankcard, Mastercard, VISA)
Cheque or money order can be posted with detached bottom portion of rates notice.
Rates payments can be deposited directly in Councils Bank account. Account details are available on request.
Refer to your rates notice for details – BPay Biller Code 504407
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.