Rates payment options

Below are all the options available to pay your rates.

Please note: MasterCard, Visa or American Express have a 0.75% transaction fee 


You can use Council's online self-service website to make a rates payment. You can do this as a guest user or a registered user. Use the Pay Now option.

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Pay online

Direct debit

Choose from either a one-off annual payment or quarterly instalments to be automatically deducted from your nominated bank account on the due date.

To arrange for direct debit payment, there are two options:


You can pay by BPAY from a cheque or savings account (credit cards are excluded). Contact your financial institution for details. The BPAY customer reference number and biller code is printed on your rates notice.

By cash or via EFTPOS (cheque or savings accounts) 

Cheque (in person) 

Make cheque payable to Inner West Council and cross "Not Negotiable".

To pay in person, present your cheque – together with the rates notice – to:

To pay by mail, send your cheque – together with tear-off slip from your rates notice – to:

Inner West Council
PO Box 14
Petersham NSW 2049

Register for or access your e-notices

Other methods

  • Online: Using Australia Post's Postbillpay service
  • Over the phone: Phone 13 18 16 (Postbillpay) and follow the prompts
  • In person at an Inner West Council customer service centre 

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Page last updated: 18 Mar 2024