Cash up for those who switch their rate reminders

SUNSHINE Coast ratepayers once again have the chance to win up to $1000 off their next rate bill by signing up to receive future rate notices by email. 

Sunshine Coast Council Outstanding Organisation Portfolio Councillor Ted Hungerford said ratepayers could put themselves in the running to win up to $1000 off their rates bill by switching their rates notice delivery method from traditional post to email, before Wednesday, August 17. 

“Simply register for a MyCouncil account or log in to an existing account, change your rate notice delivery method to email before Wednesday, August 17 and you’ll be in the running. 

If you already receive your rates notices by email, you’re already in the draw,” Cr Hungerford said.  

“Receiving rates notices by email rather than traditional post is more environmentally friendly and registering for a MyCouncil account enables residents to access a wide range of convenient and secure online options. 

“MyCouncil enables you to request services, register pets, and business owners can also register to access a range of business services. Your information is only viewable by you.” 

There is a range of convenient online payment options available, including BPAY and by phone on 131 816. Check your rates notice to see all the ways you can pay. 

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. 

Ratepayers who cannot make payment by the due date (August 19) are encouraged to enter a payment arrangement by logging into MyCouncil or by contacting council before August 19. 

For rates enquiries, email council at or contact council between 8.15am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 
Council is warning residents to be aware of bogus emails requesting payment of rates. 

Council has become aware of a small number of incidents where a scammer has emailed residents asking for payment of rates using a BSB and bank account number. 

Please note that council never asks for rates to be paid to a BSB and account number. 

If anyone receives an email of this nature and recognises it as a scam, the matter can be reported online to 

Anyone who has received an email of this nature and paid money to the emailer is encouraged to contact Policelink on 131 444 so that the matter can be investigated. 

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