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. Please see our service agreement(PDF, 85KB)

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

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council offices have closed, and payment over the counter is not available until further notice.

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

Trouble paying your Rates?

If you are having difficulty paying your rates on time please contact us to discuss your options.

You may be able to enter into an arrangement with us to make periodic payments. (Please note that interest charges will apply).

If you are suffering severe financial difficulties you may apply for our consideration of your situation, to extend the timeframe within which you can pay your rates.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the intention but not the capacity to make payments in accordance with your rates and charges notices.

If you are having difficulty paying annual or quarterly instalments, you can also change your payments to make fortnightly or monthly contributions.

Overdue rates may lead to legal proceedings.

Council uses several debt recovery firms to collect outstanding monies. This occurs where no arrangement has been entered into for payment. Should these services be required, a legal charge may be payable by you and added to the debt. Outstanding rates are a charge against the property and can affect your credit rating.