Win $1000 off your next rates bill
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

You could win up to $1,000 off your next rates bill just by signing up to receive your future rates notices by email!

Receiving your rates notices online is more financially and environmentally cost effective. It means you can receive your rates notices wherever you are, anywhere in the world and arrange payment in a timely manner – so you never miss the early bird discount again.

So do your bit for the environment and put yourself in the running to win $1000 off your next rates bill.

Note: All ratepayers who currently receive their rates notices by email will be automatically included in the draw.

Here’s what you need to do to be in the running: 

  1. Go to MyCouncil and sign up or login to your existing account. 
  2. Select the ‘Property and rates’ tile and add your property using your rates payment reference number (you’ll find that on your rates notice). 
  3. Select ‘Update your rates notice delivery’ – you’ll be directed to another page where you’ll see your current rates delivery method. Simply change ‘post’ to ‘email’, add a valid email address, read the terms and conditions and agree to them, then select‘submit'. 

Watch a step-by-step video to signing up with MyCouncil.

If you already have a MyCouncil account, watch the video showing you how to change your rates notice delivery to email.  


  1. This competition is run by the Sunshine Coast Council (otherwise referred to below as Council).
  2. Entries and information on prizes and how to enter form part of these Terms and Conditions. 
  3. Entry to the Competition is free. Entrants will be responsible for all costs associated with entering the competition, which may include the costs associated with accessing the internet.  
  4. To be eligible to win a prize, you must comply with these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Entry into the competition signifies acceptance of all conditions of entry.
  6. Acceptance of a prize signifies acceptance of the conditions of accepting a prize. Entrants are required to abide by the terms and conditions as presented. 
  7. Competition not open to Sunshine Coast Council employees and their family members who are registered as living at or as owners of the same property as the staff member, Councillors, owners of non-rateable land, Government Bodies and their Agencies. 
  8. The competition is open to all property owners (except Sunshine Coast Council employee and close family members as detailed above at item 7).
  9. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, there is one entry per rateable property, which is one entry per parcel of rateable land that is subject to an assessment. 
  10. The prize is a maximum of $1000. If the half yearly rates and charges net amount payable shown on the January 2019 Rate Notice is lower than $1000 then only the amount of the January 2019 rates and charges net amount payable will be credited to the winners rate account as the prize.
  11. The prize cannot be taken in cash, in full or part, or be withdrawn as cash, in full or part, at any time. 
  12. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. 
  13. The prize is applied to the winners property rate account as a credit to cover the cost of the January 2019 rates and charges net amount payable.
  14. To be eligible for entry in the competition the property owner/s must change the delivery method for their rate notices to email through their MyCouncil account. This requires competition entrants to open a MyCouncil account and validate their property details which will require details shown on the rate notice.
  15. The competition closing date is 5pm on 20 February 2019. 
  16. The winner will be drawn on 21 February 2019. The name of the winner will be posted on the council website.
  17.  The will be notified by phone, email or letter.
  18. At the end of the competition period, one winner who is a property owner, will be selected at random from a computer generated list of ratepayers who have met the entry criteria outlined in the Terms and Conditions. The details of the winner will be checked and it will be verified the winner meets all Terms and Conditions of the competition. 
  19. By entering this competition you are consenting to your name being published on the council website if you are the winner and being included in council promotions concerning the outcome of the competition. As a condition of accepting any prize, the winner must agree to be photographed, interviewed and/or filmed for use in any promotional, marketing or other creative initiative arranged by the Council or its agents. The Council shall be solely responsible for all marketing and editorial control. 
  20. The Judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  21. Council reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with the competition ‘Terms and Conditions’. 
  22. The council accepts no responsibility whatsoever for late, lost or misdirected entries, whatever the cause. 
  23. Council accepts no responsibility for any tax implications (including any Fringe Benefits Tax) that may arise from the prize winnings. You should seek independent, qualified financial advice about potential tax implications. 
  24. Council accepts no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilised in this competition or by any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of the competition or during the period of the competition. 
  25. Council assumes no responsibility for interruption in any services that may or may not affect the competition.
  26. Council assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, internet failure or delay, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries. 
  27. Council accepts no responsibility and shall not be legally liable or responsible for any accident, loss, injury or damage to any individual or property, whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the Competition of the prize, either during or after the competition. 
  28. Council reserves the right to cancel or terminate the competition if, for any reason beyond council’s control, the integrity of the competition or its fairness or security is compromised.