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Payment Options

You can pay your Council Rates via Direct Debit, the Internet, by mail, and in person. Prepayment of rates is encouraged.


Direct Debit 

City of Salisbury offers fortnightly Direct Debit to customers, to allow them to pay their rates, with customers entering into an agreement with Council for Council to debit their bank accounts.

This debit or charge will be made through the Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS) from your account held at the financial institution you have nominated below and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Direct Debit Request Service Agreement. For Direct Debit the City of Salisbury’s User ID number is 445474 and our ABN is 82 615 416 895.

Customers are able to select the business day for the payment to be debited. The commencement date below will automatically pre-set to 4 days from the current date. Customers can select any nominated start date but must allow a minimum of 4 business days before the deductions will commence.

To view the Direct Debit Service Level Agreement for rates payments, please click here

To view the Frequently Asked Questions for Direct Debit, please click here

To enter into a Direct Debit Agreement, ratepayers will need to be a registered customer of eServices and to access this functionality please click here



The City of Salisbury provides several online methods of payment:

Full or part payments will be accepted.

If you have any queries regarding your rates, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 8406 8222, Mon - Fri 8.30am to 5pm



BPAY is a national electronic bill payment service provided by most financial institutions. Accounts that display the BPAY logo can be paid via this method using the procedures determined by your financial institution.

Contact your bank, credit union or building society to register for this payment service if you are not already registered.

You will require the City of Salisbury biller code which is 8649 and your assessment number as shown on the front of your account.

The minimum payment allowable via BPAY is $10.

Payment from cheque, savings and Mastercard and Visa credit card accounts will be accepted (AMEX and Diners Club cards are not accepted).
Credit card payments will be accepted to a maximum of $5,000.

For more information visit the BPay website.



To pay your rates over the phone, please call 1300 401 578.

You will need your:

  • Rates Assessment Number (located on your rates account)
  • Mastercard or Visa details (AMEX or Diners not accepted)


Mail - Cheques only

Mail your payments with the remittance slip to:

The City of Salisbury
PO Box 8
Salisbury  SA  5108

Retain the ratepayer's copy for your records. Receipts will only be issued upon request.

Cheques can be made payable to “City of Salisbury” and crossed “Not Negotiable”.

Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

Please do not send cash in the mail.


In Person

You may pay by EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa credit cards (AMEX and Diners Club cards are not accepted), cheque or cash (legal tender amounts). Please note that credit card payments will be accepted to a maximum of $5,000.

Present your rates notice at the Salisbury Community Hub at 34 Church, Street, Salisbury between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.


Prepayment of Rates

Customers are encouraged to commence pre-paying rates at any time throughout the year.

Pre-payments of $10 or more can be made at our Church Street Office in Salisbury.

Australia Post Branches or Agencies will accept pre-payments of $30 or more anywhere in Australia. Customers should produce their 'current' rates or quarterly notice as the bar code will correctly identifying the customer's assessment details and biller code.