Central Highlands Regional Council's rates are handled by our Corporate Services Department. If you have any questions about your rates, you can contact the Department by phoning the number stated on your assessment notice or via email: email@example.com.
- Change of Address
- Search Request Form 2015/16
- Pension Rate Remission Application Form
- Rates Direct Debit Form
- Application to Pay Rates by Instalments
- Owner Occupier Confirmation Form
- Blackwater Water Scheme Gift Card Application
- Mining Claim overlapping of Residential Tenure
- Notice of Objection Against Categorisation
Rates in Central Highlands Region are now levied biannually.
Ratepayers usually have 30 days to pay their rates to receive the 15% discount, however for the 2015/2016 rates you will have 60 days to pay you rates and receive the discount. Water usage charges are also included rates notices. To view our Frequently Asked Questions about Billing Cycle change please click here.
Supplementary Notices may be issued at various times during the year to some ratepayers to account for changes to their services or unimproved valuations (for example, sewerage pedestal rates after building a new house on vacant land; commencing a garbage service, etc.)
These supplementary notice charges also attract a 15% discount providing all rates and charges are paid by the due date.
Rate payers receive a 15% discount if payment is received by the discount due date.
In order to take advantage of the discount, the full amount, including any rate arrears and interest must be paid on or before the discount expiry date.
Electronic payments processed after the nominated payment cut-off time on the due date by your financial institution or bill payment service will not be eligible to receive discount.
Please note: the discount does not apply to state government fire levies, water usage, rural fire levies, environmental levies and interest charges, and residents with rates in arrears are ineligible for a discount until their arrears have been brought up to date.
In addition, outstanding rates attract an interest charge of 11% pa, compounded daily.
The Queensland State Government will subsidise 20% (maximum $180.00 pa) of the rates for approved pensioners by way of a rebate. Also, council offers a subsidy of 50% for approved pensioners. Application forms for the rebate must be lodged at the council office. These forms are available from council's offices or online here
Payment of Rates
Payments can be made directly at the Council Offices
Mail your cheque or money order, together with the remittance slip from the bottom of the rate notice to:
Direct deposits to account:
Biller Code: 51805
Payments can be made at any post office in person, via telephone on
Phone 13 18 16 or go to http://postbillpay.com.au/
Make payment directly to council by Credit Card on 1300 242 686.
EFTPOS Facilities: are available from council's offices. Most credit cards are accepted (eg. MasterCard, Visa). Amex and Diners Club Cards are not accepted.