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Rates

Rate Payment Information

Buloke Shire Council levies rates and charges in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria) and the Valuation of Land Act 1960(Victoria).

Rate Notices are issued to ratepayers in August of each year.

Council offers residents the choice of paying rates in a lump sum or in instalments. 

 Instalment Options Payment Due 
   
 Annual Instalment  Monday 15 February 2021.
 Quarterly Instalments  

First Instalment: Wednesday, 30 September 2020.

Second Instalment: Monday, 30 November 2020.

Third Instalment: Sunday, 28 February 2021.

Fourth Instalment: Monday, 31 May 2021.

 Monthly Instalments

Direct debit only.
Refer below for details. 

 

First Instalment: 28 September 2020.

Second Instalment: 28 October 2020.

Third Instalment: 28 November 2020.

Fourth Instalment: 28 December 2020. 

Fifth Instalment: 28 January 2021.

Sixth Instalment: 28 February 2021.

Seventh Instalment: 28 March 2021.

Eighth Instalment: 28 April 2021.

Ninth Instalment: 28 May 2021. 

INTEREST ON OVERDUE RATES

Interest will be incurred on unpaid instalments per the terms detailed on your rates notices.

eNOTICES - 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.

Upon registration, all of your notices can be viewed at any time.

Register for eNotices

To register for electronic delivery of rate notices click here. 

Please note, you will require your eNotices Reference Number which can be found at the bottom of your rates notice.

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Login to eNotice

To access your eNotice account click here. 

eNotices 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 Buloke 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.

 

DIRECT DEBIT

You can pay your rates by nine equal instalment, via Direct Debit only, between the months of September 2020 to May 2021. Register for the Direct Debit payment option by contacting Council on 1300 520 520 and requesting a Direct Debit Application form, or alternatively click here Direct Debit Authority Form. Forms are returnable to buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au 

 

PAYMENT METHODS

By mail - Make cheques payable to Buloke Shire Council. Send to Buloke Shire Council, PO Box 1, Wycheproof, VIC 3527

BPay - Contact your participating bank, credit union or building society to make payments directly from your savings or cheque account. Biller Code and Reference numbers are detailed on your rate notice.

Centrepay - Contact Centrepay if you wish to organise a deduction from your Centrelink payment.

In person - Pay in person at any post office or at Council's Wycheproof Office.

 

Find out more about:

  • Change of Details Ensure rates notices are forwarded to the correct address and avoid incurring any unwanted penalties by ensuring your details are correct.
  • Payment Difficulties Experiencing difficulties? Learn more about your options.
  • Pensioner Concession Ratepayers may apply for a pension concession if they hold an eligible Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or DVA Gold Card specifying TPI or War Widow.
  • Property Valuations All councils determine property rates by applying a rate in the dollar to the total value of the property.
  • Fire Services Levy The Fire Services Levy is used to fund the Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The levy is not new, but was previously included in insurance premiums and therefore was only paid by those who had insurance cover.
  • Single Farm Enterprise Single Farm Enterprise/Municipal Charge Exemption.
  • Rate Rebate Scheme Council has a rate rebate scheme to encourage landholders to protect remnant native vegetation.