Pay your rates

You can pay your rates using any of the following methods.

Each instalment must be paid prior to the due date listed below:

  • 1st instalment - 30 September or within 14 days from the date on which the notice was issued, whichever date is the latest.
  • 2nd instalment - 30 November 
  • 3rd instalment - 28 February 
  • 4th instalment - 31 May 

Where a due date falls on a weekend or public holiday the instalment will be due on the following business day. 

Want SMS reminders? You can receive SMS reminders in the days leading up to your rates due date by texting the code RCOWRATES to 0418 684 133.


Online payment

Pay online


Contact your participating financial institution to make payment directly from your bank account. You will be required to enter the Biller Code and BPAY reference number as detailed on your notice.


BPAY View sends your rates notice straight to your online or mobile banking. You will be required to enter the Biller Code and BPAY reference number from your notice. Find out more here.

Direct Debit

You can set up a direct debit to automatically pay your rates each quarter.

Direct debit request form(PDF, 278KB)


Call 1300 653 934 to pay your rates over the phone using Mastercard or Visa.

In person

Visit us

Bring your rates notice and pay by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card at our Government Service Centre, 62 - 68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta.

Australia Post

Take your rates notice into any post office or agency. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. 


Detach the payment slip and mail with a cheque to Rural City of Wangaratta, PO Box 238, Wangaratta VIC 3676.

Please make cheques payable to "Wangaratta Rural City Council". Please note that receipts will not be issued for mailed payments.