Rates & Charges

Rates and charges provide Liverpool Plains Shire Council with a major source of revenue, which is used to meet the costs of providing services to residents and businesses of the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council must make and levy ordinary rates on all rateable lands within the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area, based on independent valuations provided by Property NSW on behalf of the NSW Valuer General.

Council’s total rate income increase is pegged by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), which determines the percentage by which all NSW councils can increase their total rate income by over the previous year. The IPART has confirmed that the increase for 2020/21 is 2.6 per cent, which Council has adopted.

Further information on Council’s rating structure and categories is detailed in the Revenue Policy, contained in the combined Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2020-2021 

Your Rates Notice

Council sends out Rates Notices in July each year. Should you choose not to pay in full, we will send you a reminder notice each quarter.

There are several ways you can receive your Rates Notice:

  • By post: We will automatically post your Rates Notice to you unless you sign up for a different option.
  • BPAY View: Sign up to BPAY View to get your Rates Notice sent straight to your online financial account. Contact your financial institution if you need help with BPAY View.
  • Email: Register to receive your Rates Notice by email. Make sure you have your property assessment number (as shown on your Rates Notice) handy.

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When to pay

You can choose to pay your rates:

  • In full by 30 September 2020
  • By quarterly instalments. Each instalment is due by:

-          30 September 2020

-          30 November 2020

-          28 February 2021

-          31 May 2021

To provide relief during the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, interest will not be charged on overdue rates until 01 January 2021.

If you’re experiencing difficulty in paying your rates, please contact our Administration and Customer Service Centre on (02) 6746 1755 to speak with our Rates Officer.

Payment Options

You can pay your rates, water and Council invoices online, over the phone, by post, or in person at Council’s Administration and Customer Service Centre. 

AusPost AUSTRALIA POST - Post Billpay

Go to www.postbillpay.com.au, call 13 18 16 or pay over the counter at any Australia Post outlet.

Biller code: 0480
Reference: As displayed on your Rates Notice

   
BPAY

BPAY
Contact your participating financial institution to make payment directly from your cheque or savings account.

Biller code: 125658
Reference: As displayed on your Rates Notice

   
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IN PERSON
Payments may be made in person at Council’s Administration and Customer Service Centre located at 60 Station Street, Quirindi. Cashier hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). You can pay by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card (MasterCard and Visa only).

PHONE
Payments via credit card (MasterCard and Visa only) by contacting Council’s Administration and Customer Service Centre on (02) 6746 1755. Cashier hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). 

Pensioner Rebates

If you have a pensioner concession card, you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. To be eligible, the rateable property must be your principal place of residence. If you think you may be eligible for the rebate and it is not shown on your Rates Notice, please contact our Administration and Customer Service Centre on (02) 6746 1755.

Eligible ratepayers are entitled to receive up to:

  • $250.00 off residential ordinary rates;
  • $87.50 off fixed water charges; and
  • $87.50 off fixed sewer charges.

To apply for a pensioner rebate, complete and submit a Pensioner Concession Application Form.

All pensioner rebate applications undergo confirmation by Centrelink prior to approval.

Update your Rates Notice postal address

If your current postal address is different from the address shown on your Rates Notice, please notify us immediately in writing. We cannot accept notifications of change of address over the telephone.

Please complete and return the Change of Address form to lpsc@lpsc.nsw.gov.au or PO Box 152, Quirindi NSW 2343 or return the “Change of Address" section on the back of your rates notice.

If you have an agent managing your property, they may advise us directly in writing on your behalf. The advice must on a signed agency letterhead, with a copy of page 1 of 2 of the signed ‘Exclusive Management Agency Agreement Residential’ (short version).

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday:

8.30AM - 5.00PM

Sat to Sun: Closed

Public Holidays: Closed

 

Physical Address

60 Station Street

Quirindi NSW

2343

 

Postal Address

PO Box 152

Quirindi NSW

2343

Contact Details

Phone: 02 6746 1755

Fax: 02 6746 3255

Email: lpsc@lpsc.nsw.gov.au

After Hours Emergency: 02 6746 1755