Payment of Rates


Rates payment options

Payment options that exist to pay your rates are shown below.

Direct Debit

Periodic Direct Debit: Your chosen amount is deducted every 2nd Thursday from your nominated account.

Lump Sum Direct Debit: The amount required to pay the rates account in full is deducted from your nominated bank account on the due date for payment.  It is the responsibility of the ratepayer to ensure that sufficient funds are available on the date of processing.

Direct Debit Forms may be downloaded below or by obtained phoning Council on 5540 5111.

Direct Debit Request New/Amend/Cancel

Credit Card or Bank Account

To pay with your credit card (MasterCard and Visa accepted), pre-registered* bank account or to register a bank account CLICK HERE

* Registration is required for payments from cheque or savings accounts. Please complete the once-only registration when paying for the first time using internet or telephone payments. You do not need to re-register for the internet service if already registered for phone payments. Registration is NOT required for credit card payments.



To pay by phone from your credit card (MasterCard and Visa accepted) or pre-registered* bank account, phone 1300 061 142 to make payments. The phone payment line is a 24-hour service and calls are charged at the cost of a local call (mobiles extra).



Contact your participating financial institution, to make payment directly from your cheque or savings account. Enter the Biller Code and BPAY reference number as detailed on the front of your current rate notice. The correct biller code must be used for BPAY payments as separate biller codes apply for rates, animal registrations and licensing compliance.

In Person

Australia Post Outlets:

Present your rate notice to make a payment by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or EFTPOS. Cheques payable to "Scenic Rim Regional Council".

Council Offices:

Beaudesert: 82 Brisbane St, 8.30am-4.30pm
Boonah: 70 High St, 8.30am-4.30pm
Tamborine Mountain: Cnr Main St and Yuulong Rd, 9am-4.30pm

EFTPOS facilities available (No cash out). Post dated cheques cannot be accepted.


All rates are due and payable thirty (30) days after the date of issue of the levy. Council offers a discount for payments received on or before the due date for payment

Payment Arrangements

If you are having difficulty paying your rates please contact Council on (07) 5540 5111 to find out what options are available or alternatively submit your payment proposal in writing to


Council levies interest on all overdue rates or charges calculated at a rate of 11% per annum compounded monthly.

Have Your Rate Notices Delivered by Email

To receive your rate notice electronically (by email) please complete the consent form below and return it to Council. Please note that by providing consent to participate in the electronic delivery system for rate notices a paper copy will no longer be posted.
To download the Electronic Issue of Rate Notice Consent Form Click here

Additional information on electronic rate notice delivery:

  • An email will be sent with your rate notice as a pdf attachment
  • Any change in your email address must be notified to Council by completing the change of address form on Council's website or at Council offices or by contacting us in writing by email, fax, or post
  • Only one email address can be recorded with Council for rate notice delivery.