Paying your Rates

You can pay the full amount up front in one lump sum or you can spread your payment out by making quarterly instalments.

Full upfront payment deadline

Friday 15 February 2019

Quarterly instalment payment deadlines

1st payment Monday 1 October 2018
2nd payment Friday 30 November 2018
3rd payment Thursday 28 February 2019
4th payment Friday 31 May 2019

To qualify for the quarterly instalment payment program your first instalment must be paid in full and is due on Monday 1 October 2018. Any payments made after this date will be treated as a part payment of the full upfront amount, which is due Friday 15 February 2019.


Payment of arrears must be made immediately unless an agreed payment arrangement is in place.  As penalty interest accrues daily, please contact Council for an updated arrears amount when making payments. You cannot participate in the instalment program unless all arrears are paid in full prior to your first instalment payment.

Interest and penalties

If you do not pay your rates on time you will be charged interest. Refer to the back of your Rate and Valuation Notice for more information.

How can I pay my rates?

In person

Visit any of Council’s Service Centres. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, money order or EFTPOS.

Online or by phone

Pay online at Australia Post BillPay or phone 13 18 16.

By mail

Post your cheque or money order, together with the Remittance Advice section from your Rates Notice to:
Mildura Rural City Council
PO Box 105

At Australia Post:

Present your rates notice intact.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, debit card, Mastercard or Visa. 


Your financial institution can tell you if you have access to BPAY. You can use BPAY online or over the phone. Refer to the back of your Rates Notice for details.

By BPAY View
BPAY View sends your bills and statements straight to the same online bank you use to pay them, saving you from shuffling paper.
With convenient email, SMS or bank message reminders and secure online or mobile access, BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time. And BPAY View is easy on the environment too. Register for BPAY View and receive, pay and store your bills in your online banking.
You can register for BPAY View using your online banking account.

Centrepay – the easy way to pay your bills and expenses
Centrepay is a voluntary bill-paying service that is free for Centrelink customers. Use Centrepay to arrange regular Deductions from your Centrelink payment. You can start or change a Deduction at any time. The quickest way to do it is through your Centrelink account online.

By Direct Debit

Choose from a range of direct debit options. To register please complete and submit a Direct Debit Request Form.