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Rates, Fees & Charges

Rates, Fees & Charges

The Local Government Act 1999 makes provision for council to raise rate revenue in order to provide cost-effective services to our community. All land within a council area (except for land specifically exempt as prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999) is rateable. For more information on council rates please refer to your rate notice, call our Rates Team, or download our Rating Policy.

Receive your rates notice by email

Sign up to get your City of Holdfast Bay council rates notices straight to your email.
Receiving your rates notices electronically makes it easier and more convenient to manage your payments.

You will have your notice accessible on any electronic device (i.e. smartphone, tablet, or PC) and at your fingertips whenever you are ready to pay your rates.

Follow the three simple steps to set up EzyBill to receive your rates notices via email;

  1. Click the link below
  2. Create your account
  3. Register your property/s

Depending on the timing of your registration, you may receive one final rate notice in your letterbox before changing to email delivery.

Payment Options for Rates

Online payment

Credit Card payments may be made directly to The City of Holdfast Bay through our secure online payment service. We only accept Visa and MasterCard online. Please enter your customer reference number, located on the front of your notice.

Direct Debit

A Direct Debit application form allows the City of Holdfast Bay (User ID No. 401791) to directly debit your financial institution for payment of your council rates from a savings or cheque account. This facility is not available for credit cards. This payment option is for quarterly instalment deductions only.

Payments may be made by telephone or internet through your participating financial institution. Contact your financial institution to register, quoting biller code 10132 and the customer reference number which is located at the foot of your rate notice page.

Australia Post Counter and Phone Service

  • Payment may be made at any Australia Post Office with Billpay facilities. The minimum amount payable is $50.00.
  • Phone payments may also be made through Australia Post Billpay service, please ring 131816. Follow the recorded directions, quoting Billpay code 0504 and the customer reference number which is located underneath the Billpay code on your rate notice.

Get your rates notices delivered to your internet banking. BPAY View sends your bills and statements straight to the same online bank you use to pay them.
With convenient email, SMS, or bank message reminders and secure online or mobile access, BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time.
Register for BPAY View and receive, pay and store your bills on your online banking.

Three simple steps:

  • Log into your online banking account
  • Look for the BPAY View or view bills section
  • Register your bills

Phone, post or in-person

You can bring your Rates Notice to one of our Customer Service Centres. Eftpos, cheque, money order, Visa and Mastercard are all accepted.
Customer Service Centres are located at:

• Brighton Civic Centre, 24 Jetty Road, Brighton (open 8:30am-5pm Monday to Friday)

• Glenelg Library, 2 Colley Terrace, Glenelg (open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday)


Cheque or Money Order should be made payable to the City of Holdfast Bay, crossed "Not Negotiable" and forwarded with the payment slip. For payment by Visa or MasterCard, please fill in the back of the payment slip. Payment slips should then be posted to:

City of Holdfast Bay
PO Box 19
Brighton SA 5048

Receipts will only be issued if clearly requested. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted and returned to the owner.

Council rates forms

Fees & Charges and Rating Policy

Regional Landscape Levy

The Regional Landscape Levy (previously known as the NRM Levy) is a State Government Tax. Councils are required under the Landscape South Australia South Australia Act 2019 to collect the levy on all rateable properties on behalf of the State Government. The levy helps to fund the operations of regional landscape boards who have responsibility for the management of the State’s natural resources. These responsibilities include regional landscape planning, water allocation planning, community capacity building, education, and compliance activities.

For further information regarding this levy, or the work the levy supports, please visit the links below.

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