Paying Your Rates

Rates can be paid in:

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

A 1.5% discount on the total amount of the 2016/2017 rates payable will apply if the total rates owing are paid by the due date of the first instalment.

2016/2017 instalment dates:

Quarter 1 due date 19/09/2016
Quarter 2 due date 07/12/2016
Quarter 3 due date 04/03/2017
Quarter 4 due date 04/06/2017

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.

If paying through any external agency, your payment make take up to 72 hours to be transferred to the Council and you need to take this into consideration when delaying payment until the due date.

Paying Online

Computer Logo 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. To make a payment please click here. Payments can be made by Credit Card only.

Paying by Phone

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Rate payments may be made using a phone bill pay facility.

If you wish to utilise this facility dial 1300 276 468. Please quote Councils biller code which is 1351915 and have your Customer Reference Number and credit card ready.

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

Council can provide a transaction card that is encoded with the Council Billpay code and your Customer Reference Number.


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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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Contact your participating bank, Credit Union or Building Society to make this payment from your cheque or savings account.

Quote the biller code 27961 and Customer Reference Number shown on the Rate Notice.

Centrelink CentrePay

Centrelink CentrePay

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 Application Form