How to pay your rates

Rates are payable by four quarterly instalments. Reminder notices are issued prior to the respective due date of each instalment.

Due dates of the instalments are:

  • Instalment 1 - 1 October
  • Instalment 2 - 30 November
  • Instalment 3 - 28 February
  • Instalment 4 - 31 May

Instalments not paid by the due date incur interest at 10.0% per annum.


If you would prefer the convenience of having your rate notices delivered electronically, Council has two options for providing this service.

eNotices is a secure and easy way to receive your rate notices direct to your email.  Once set up, you also have the option to pay your rates via the payment gateway using either your nominated bank account or credit card.

Once registered, all of your notices can be viewed at any time.

To register for electronic delivery of rate notices register here

To access your eNotice account click here

BPAY View - If you are already registered with your bank for BPAY you simply need to log onto your online banking site and register to receive Northern Grampians Shire Council rates accounts at the BPAY View or View bills section.  Once a registration is completed you will receive an email notification when all future rate notices are delivered to your online banking mailbox.

To find out more about BPAY View click here

Once registered for either eNotices or BPay View, all future rate notices will then be delivered to you electronically rather than by mail.

Other Payment Methods

Northern Grampians Shire Council provides other methods for payment of rates and charges.


You can make your rates payments via your banks BPay service using the Bpay details on your rates notice. if you are unsure on how to use this service please contact your bank.


Make cheques payable to Northern Grampians Shire Council. Send to Northern Grampians Shire Council, PO Box 580, Stawell Vic 3380

In person

Call into our Customer Service centres in St Arnaud or Stawell. We accept credit cards and have EFTPOS facilities.

Australia Post

In person or via B-Pay: phone 13 18 16 or

Direct Debit

Instalment payments can can be made by Direct Debit. Application forms must be lodged at least 14 days prior to the due date of the next instalment.

Direct Debit payments may also be made fortnightly.  Before making a Direct Debit application for fortnightly payments, please contact the rating department for confirmation of the appropriate payment amount and the dates that these payments will be deducted.

Direct Debit Application Form(PDF, 251KB)

Difficulties with payments

Ratepayers are encouraged to contact Council if they are having difficulty paying part or all of their rates, charges or Fire Services Property Levy.

Council has a Personal Financial Hardship policy(PDF, 145KB) to assist those ratepayers in genuine financial distress.

Additionally, the owner(s) of rateable land may apply for a waiver or deferral in respect of the Fire Services Property Levy.  The owner(s) of non-rateable residential land, which is leviable for the Fire Services Property Levy, can also apply for a waiver or deferral.

Further information regarding assistance available can be obtained from Council's Rating Department.

All enquiries made are kept strictly confidential.

Please Phone: (03) 5358 8710 or Email: