Rates payment options

The following payment options are available:

Please note: MasterCard, Visa or American Express (0.75% transaction fee applies)


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

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 

Direct debit

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

To arrange for direct debit payment, please complete the following application form and forward it to Council:

You can follow up on a direct debit application online using Council's online request management system.


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

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Page last updated: 31 Aug 2022