eRates Competition


Go in the draw to WIN $1,000 off your rates!

Each quarter, Ballina Shire Council issues over 16,000 rates and charges notices which equates to about 113,000 sheets of paper every year. Council has launched a competition to help reduce paper use and give one lucky ratepayer a chance to WIN $1,000 off their 2019/20 rates and charges. 

How to enter

To enter ratepayers must successfully subscribe to Council’s online eRates service before Monday 1 July 2019. To do this visit our eRates service page and use your assessment number, email address, name, phone and address to complete the online form. Once subscribed your rates and charges notice will be sent directly to your email address each quarter and you will automatically be entered in the draw – no paper necessary! 

Entries are now open and will close 9am Monday 1 July 2019. The winner will be randomly drawn at 3pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019. See full terms and conditions below. 

Click here to subscribe to eRates and go in the draw

Already using eRates?

If you already subscribe to eRates and receive your notice via email then you’re automatically entered into the draw! This means you can sit back and relax.


  • What if I am already subscribed to eRates? 
    You will automatically be entered in the draw
  • What if I am subscribed to eRates service but I don’t want to take part in the competition? 
    You can call our Rating Team on 6686 1299 who will remove you from the competition draw.
  • What if I do not have an email address or access to the internet? 
    You can access a computer and internet at the Council Customer Service Centre in Ballina or at one of our public libraries in Lennox Head, Alstonville or Ballina. If you do not have an email address you can create one for free online. 
  • I am a tenant. Can I take part and get a discount in my rent? 
    No, you need to be a ratepayer to subscribe. 
  • My real estate and/or property manager receives and pays my investment property’s rates and charges, how can I enter?
    Some local real estates have already subscribed to eRates, which means your property will automatically be entered in this competition. To confirm if your property is subscribed, please contact your property manager. 
  • If our property is in joint names, can we all enter our email addresses for the one assessment?
    No, only one email per assessment can be registered. The $1,000 is credited to the assessment not to the ratepayer who registered.


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