We levy rates annually at the start of each financial year, which can be paid up front or in four equal instalments. Your rates notice contains your rates and annual charges, due dates and amounts, and available payment options.

Make a rates payment

You can pay your rates:

  • Online through our rates payment portal
  • Direct Debit - pay annual or instalment amounts from your nominated savings or cheque account
  • BPAY - contact your bank, credit union or building society to pay from your cheque or savings account
  • At any of our Customer Service Centres
  • Mail - post your cheque or money order (full statement or cash are not required), payable to Bayside Council, including payment advice from the bottom section of your rate notice to:
    • PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216.
  • Phone payment - call 13 18 16 to use the automated Post Billpay service provided by Australia Post (using Billpay code 0530)
  • At any Australia Post Office

A service fee of 0.5% is charged for all credit card payments. 

Receiving a rates notice

Rates notices are mailed to the property address identified in our rates payment portal.

A copy of your annual rate notice can be requested if you're the property owner of an address, and didn't receive the notice by the end of July or at least one month before an instalment is due.

Request a rate notice by sending your property address to council@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

Due dates

An annual rates notice with all rates and charges is sent to you at the end of July each year.

You can opt to pay your rates in full by 30 September, or you can pay with four equal instalments due on the following dates:

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

Reminder notices for your 2nd, 3rd and 4th instalments are posted at the end of the month prior to the due date.

Unpaid rates

Unpaid rates remain a debt on your property, even in change of ownership.

Interest is charged on overdue rates and charges, and is calculated daily from the date the rates were due. Avoid paying interest by paying your rates by the due date.

You may be eligible for a rates deferral or payment arrangement if you are experiencing financial hardship. Visit Apply to change your rates to learn if you're eligible for a deferment or payment arrangement.