Rates Payments

Property owners are required to pay their rates, charges and levy by four instalments.

Instalments are due by:

First Instalment - 30 September

Second Instalment – 30 November

Third Instalment – 28 February

Fourth Instalment – 31 May

Payments can be made at any time before the due date.

Payment plans can be made on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Direct debit facilities are available. Payment plans must ensure that sufficient payments are made to clear each instalment by the due date. Penalty interest applies to late payments.

Payment Methods

You can pay your rates via:

  • BPAY
  • Australia Post (present your rates notice)
  • Phone (call 13 18 16)
  • Internet (postbillpay.com.au)
  • Mail (cheque made payable to Benalla Rural City Council and sent to: PO Box 227, BENALLA VIC 3671)
  • In person at the Customer Service Centre 
  • Direct Debit (download the Direct Debit Request(PDF, 230KB) form)


Penalty Interest 

Council rates and the Victorian Government’s Fire Services Property Levy are charges to your property. Unless these charges are paid by the due date, they will bear interest at a rate of 10% per annum. Interest on arrears accrues on a daily basis until the charges are paid in full. Interest on current year rates accrues from the instalment due date until the date of payment.

Sections 27 and 28 of the Fire Services Property Levy Act 2012 allow for applications to waive or defer payment. Concessions are available.