Buller District Council

Payment options

You can pay your Rates, Consent (Building or Resource), Licensing and Dog Registration fees in several convenient ways.

  • Internet banking
  • By post
  • In person by cash or EFTPOS
  • Credit card
  • Direct Debit (Rates only)

Internet banking

You can make any payment to Buller District Council by internet banking, as long as you reference what you are paying.

Account Name BankBranchAccount Number
Buller District CouncilWestpacWestport03-0897-0084770-00

Payment details

When paying by internet banking for one of these services, please ensure that you put the correct reference details on the payment so that we can assign the payment to the correct place. Customers often have their Rates set up as a regular payment, and if the particulars and reference are not changed when making payment for something other than Rates, the fees can be misdirected to the wrong account.

The table below shows you the type of payment and the reference required.

RatesRatesValuation numberSurname
Consents - Deposit onlyApplicant name: surname then initialsDepositCustomer No or Invoice No or Site Address
Consents - Invoiced on issue of consentApplicant name: surname then initialsBC or RCCustomer No. or Invoice No.
All other consent related invoicesApplicant name: surname then initialsBC or RCCustomer No. or Invoice No.
All Alcohol and Health licensing fees including manager's certificateLicence Type: On Licence, Food Premises etcPremises name (if premises) / SurnameCustomer No. or Invoice No.
Dog RegistrationName: surname then initialsDogsOwner No. or Address

* All Alcohol Licensing applications must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
* All Building and Resource Consent applications must be accompanied by a deposit.
* You may post or email applications in and pay by internet, however your application will not be processed until payment is received.

By Post (cheque only)

Cheque payments with remittance advice (or other identifying document) can be sent by post and addressed to:

Westport OfficeReefton Service Centre
PO Box 21
Westport 7866
PO Box 75
Reefton 7851

Cheques need to be made out to Buller District Council.

In person – cash, EFTPOS or Cheque

Cash, EFTPOS or cheque payments can be made in person at either our Westport or Reefton offices.

Westport OfficeReefton Service Centre
6-8 Brougham Street
66 Broadway

Credit Card

Credit card may be used for most transactions at the Westport or Reefton offices either in person, or over the telephone to one of our Customer Services staff.

  • Credit card transactions cannot be used for deposits or any other payments unless a customer number has been created.
  • For all credit card payments you must be able to quote your customer number.

Please note bank fees (as noted below) will be charged for all credit card transactions:

  • 1.4% bank fee for payments received over the counter.
  • 1.8% bank fee for payments received over the phone.

Direct Debit (Rates only)

Council debits the money from your specified bank account.

  • Quarterly payments will be debited from your account on the due date of the instalment. Annual payments are processed on 28 August.
  • Weekly and fortnightly payments are processed on Thursdays.
  • Monthly payments are processed on the 20th of the month.

You wont pay any penalties as rates are always paid on time. You will continue to receive a rates invoice for each installment.

To set up a direct debit, please complete the form below and return it to Council. Or please phone us on 03 788 9111 / 0800 807 239.
Completed direct debit forms need to be returned to Council.

For those who currently have their rates invoices emailed to them the information in regards to rates assessment and invoice wording  (normally on the back of your rates invoice) are available below:

Rates Invoice Information
Assessment Form

If you require any assistance with any of the payment options, please contact our Customer Services team on 03 788 9111 / 0800 807 239 or email info@bdc.govt.nz.


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