Inner West Council

Methods of Payment – Rates and Charges

Our Ashfield Service Centre offers customers a range of options for rate payments. 
Please note a 1% surcharge applies to all payments made via credit cards.

Contact the Ashfield Service Centre on 9716 1800 for more information.


Payment via Automatic Direct Debit – Cheque/Savings Account

  1. This is the most cost-effective method to pay your rates.
  2. Council will automatically deduct the amount due, either by quarterly instalments or the total annual amount on the due date. Weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments can also be made by arrangement with Council
  3. Download the form here

Payment at Commonwealth Bank – Cash or Cheque

  1. Payments may be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch in Australia
  2. You do not need to have an account with the Commonwealth Bank to make your payment
  3. Complete the details on the bank deposit slip at the bottom of your rate notice
  4. Take this notice to any Commonwealth Bank branch to make your payment.

Payment in person or on the phone  via Australia Post

  • Take your rate notice to any post office to make your payment or
  • Phone 131 816 and follow the prompts or
  • Payment online



BPAY - Payment via Telephone or Internet

  1. This is available for payments via telephone or internet from cheque or savings accounts only
  2. Contact your financial institution’s telephone or internet banking facility for details
  3. Quote Council’s Biller Code 49478
  4. Quote your reference Number shown under the BPAY details on your rate notice.
  5. Contact your financial institution or go to BPAY for more information

BPOINT - Payment via Internet

Click here to pay via BPOINT (Mastercard, Visa or AMEX)

(A 1% surcharge applies to all credit card payments) 


Payment via Telephone through SecurePay – AMEX, VISA or Mastercard

  1. Phone 1300 367 767 and follow the prompts
  2. Enter your assessment number on the front of your bill, your Credit Card details, and the amount you wish to pay.

Payment at Council

  1. Visit the cashier at Council’s Customer Service Centre between 8:40am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Payments can be made via cash, cheque EFTPOS and Credit Card*.

Payment by Mail

  1. Cheques must be made payable to Ashfield Council
  2. Only the tear-off slip from your rate notice is required to be forwarded with your cheque payment
  3. If you require a receipt, please tick on the front of the rate notice and return your notice in full.