Paying My Rates

We have several payment options available to you, however our preferred methods are: Online payments, Direct Debit or BPay.

Pay your water rates bill here.

Pay Online (Rates and Debtor Invoices)

Click on region button below that applies to you to pay your rates or debtor invoice online:

Great Lakes Region Manning Region Gloucester Region

Not sure which region? Check here.

Direct Debit Payments

This is a safe, cost free and convenient option. You can register to pay your rates by completing the Direct Debit Request form .

Payments will then be deducted from your nominated bank account when due.

Guide to filling in and submitting forms on our website

Bpay - Telephone and Internet

Payments can be made directly from your bank account. Please contact your financial institution for further information if this option is not available to you.

Please note when making payments using BPay, remember to enter the biller code and reference number. (They appear next to the BPay logo on the front of your rates notice).

Credit Card Payments by Telephone

You can choose to pay by credit card using BPOINT over the telephone. This is an automated telephone service. Please note that the user will be liable for the merchant service fee.

Manning & Great Lakes Region:  1300 858 977

(This service is not currently available to Gloucester region ratepayers)

POSTbillpay (Gloucester Region Only)

Call 13 18 16 to pay by phone or via the internet at You will need to quote the Billpay Code and reference number shown on the front of your rates notice.

To pay in person, you can visit your local Australian Post Office.

Pay in Person

At any of the following locations:

Gloucester Region:

Council Administration Building, 89 King Street, 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Great Lakes Region:

Forster - Council Administration Building, Breese Parade, 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Tea Gardens - Myall Street, 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Stroud - 6 Church Lane, 9:00am – 12:00pm Monday to Friday

Bulahdelah - Rural Transaction Centre, 63 Stroud Street - 9.00am -1.00pm Monday to Thursday & 9.00am – 3pm Friday

Manning Region:

Taree - Council Administration Building, 2 Pulteney Street, 8:30 am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Wingham Library - Wynter Street, 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Pay by Mail

Payments can be made by cheque or by money order. Please remember to include the remittance section of your Rates Notice.

  • MidCoast Council, Breese Parade, PO Box 450, Forster, NSW 2428
  • MidCoast Council, 89 King Street, PO Box 11, Gloucester, NSW 2422
  • MidCoast Council, 2 Pulteney Street, PO Box 482, Taree, NSW 2430

COVID-19 - Rates and financial support

Council has a legal obligation to send rates notices according to a pre-determined schedule, however we are conscious of the stress the April rates notice may have at this time.

We know the pandemic has left many people in our community with a loss of income and uncertainty.

To help support those who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis there are several options for businesses and ratepayers to consider such as:

  • entering into a payment arrangement
  • amending an existing payment arrangement to suit their current financial position
  • seeking a deferral of payment for a three month period as a last resort
  • applying for interest to be waived where an application has been lodged for either a payment plan or a deferral of payment

We have also undertaken not to start any new debt recovery action for outstanding accounts for those experiencing hardship.

These measures apply to rates, annual charges, water accounts and sundry debtor accounts including food premises inspection accounts.

If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and would like to apply for rate relief, please complete the Application Form here.