Win $1000 off your next rates bill!

Published: Comments:
Community Political Sunshine Coast Council

Social:   

Sunshine Coast ratepayers have the chance to win up to $1000 off their mid-year rates bill just by signing up to receive their future rates notices by email.

Corporate Strategy and Finance Portfolio Councillor Tim Dwyer said the $1000 prize incentive was a healthy, smart, creative step to encourage ratepayers to receive their rates notices electronically, providing both convenience for the ratepayer and cost reductions for council. 

“It costs council a significant amount of money to print and then mail out rates notices to Sunshine Coast ratepayers using traditional postal services,” Cr Dwyer said.

“And just as importantly, email rates notices will benefit our environment in many ways.

“Moving to an online system is not only financially and environmentally cost-effective but also allows our ratepayers to receive their notices wherever they are, anywhere in the world and arrange payment in a more timely manner to ensure they don’t miss the early bird discount period.

“I encourage ratepayers who are currently receiving their rates notices in the post to visit council’s website and sign-up to MyCouncil or login to their existing MyCouncil accounts and change your preferred rates notice delivery method from post to email before February 21.

“You’ll then go into the draw to win up to $1000 off your next rates bill.”

All ratepayers who currently receive their rates notices by email will be automatically included in the draw. Terms and conditions apply.

You’ll find a step-by-step guide to setting up your MyCouncil account and changing your preferred rates notice delivery method on council’s website. MyCouncil is an online dashboard where residents can interact with council, view their property, rates, business and animal details and make requests and payments.    

There’s also a new way to pay your Sunshine Coast Council rates via the Sniip app which allows you to make a secure payment on your mobile device.

The Sniip app enables users to store debit or credit card information securely within the app and make payments immediately. You’ll find more information about paying via the Sniip app in your rates notice and can download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. 

In addition to Sniip, there is a range of convenient options available for paying your rates, including BPAY, by phone on 131 816, in person at Australia Post, at one of council’s customer contact centres or by mail. 

Council also has a direct debit option, which can be set up to pay rates in full by the due date, to make life easier for busy ratepayers. To assist with online or over-the-phone payments, property owners will need their payment reference number, found on their rates notice.

Ratepayers who cannot make payment by the due date are encouraged to enter into an arrangement to pay their current rates by instalments by logging into MyCouncil or by calling council’s customer contact centre.

For rates inquiries, email council at rates@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 5475 7542 between 8.15am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Simulated blaze puts Local Disaster Management Group to the test 21 August 2019 | Sunshine Coast Council hosted a simulated disaster today to test and refine emergency responses ahead of the fire and storm season. More information...
Who will win the $25,000 prize in this year's Sunshine Coast Art Prize? You're invited! 21 August 2019 | Forty artists from across Australia are eagerly awaiting the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 winners' announcements on Thursday, August 29. More information...
Mayor thanks outgoing Lightning coach 20 August 2019 | Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has recognised Sunshine Coast Lightning Head Coach Noeline Taurua for an outstanding job in the wake of today’s announcement that she will leave the club at the end of this... More information...
Gardens to become a living gallery during Horizon 20 August 2019 | Kite making, artist talks, a sculpture exhibition, life drawing and jewellery making are just some of the creative activities set to transform the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden during Horizon Festival... More information...
Busby Marou – Performing at Venue 114 16 August 2019 | Much loved Australian duo Busby Marou will perform at Venue 114 on Saturday 26 October. More information...
Exclusive look inside the future of business and innovation 19 August 2019 | Serial entrepreneur and investor of Shark Tank fame Glen Richards joins former Microsoft executive Kathryn Foster, UpRamp founder Scott Brown from Boulder Colorado, entrepreneur Ron Hill and Sunshine Coast Deputy... More information...
Planning scheme amendment proposed to preserve heritage 16 August 2019 | Dating back to the 1940s, the quaint little Maroochy River boathouses jetties of Bradman Avenue have become an iconic part of our Sunshine Coast's rich history. More information...
Commonwealth and State support for 2032 Olympic and Paralympic bid welcomed 16 August 2019 | The coming together for the first time last week of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Council of Mayors SEQ Chair Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and John Coates from the AOC to... More information...
Plenty on offer during Seniors Week 2019 on the Sunshine Coast 15 August 2019 | From ballet workshops to a lifestyle expo there’s something to suit every taste during Seniors Week 2019 on the Sunshine Coast. More information...
Kids and families are in for a treat during Horizon Festival 14 August 2019 | Whether you are two or fifty-two, Horizon has kids and families covered in 2019. From circus acts to rock shows and nature playgroups to kite making, there are plenty of activities for the young and young at heart... More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service