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Water accounts have a 'pay by' date of at least one month from the date it is issued. 

 Pay your water bill online

For more details on alternative payment options, refer to your water account notice or our Payment Options page.

Water usage

Central Coast Council reads water meters on a rolling quarterly basis, with a water account issued after each reading. All property types pay a water usage charge based on the volume of water that passes through the water meter, with strata plans paying a percentage of the shared meter as defined by the strata plan. Water usage charges are applied for every kilolitre (thousand litres) of water used.

Frequently asked questions

Read the answers to these FAQ's below for information on how we calculate your water accounts, how to pay, pensioner rebates and much more.

Pay your water bill

Water accounts have a 'pay by' date of at least one month from the date it is issued.

Pay your water bill online

For more details on alternative payment options, refer to your water account notice or our Payment Options page.

Water usage

Central Coast Council reads water meters on a rolling quarterly basis, with a water account issued after each reading. All property types pay a water usage charge based on the volume of water that passes through the water meter, with strata plans paying a percentage of the shared meter as defined by the strata plan. Water usage charges are applied for every kilolitre (thousand litres) of water used.

Frequently asked questions

Read the answers to these FAQ's below for information on how we calculate your water accounts, how to pay, pensioner rebates and much more.

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When will I get my next bill?

Your water meter is read every quarter and your account is posted out approximately two weeks later.

The prices Council charges for water, sewerage & stormwater drainage services are regulated by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). Details can be found on IPART’s website.

Can I have longer to pay the bill?

All water bills are due for payment one month after they are issued. If you need to make a payment arrangement, please contact Council’s Credit Management Section.

Can I find out how much I have to pay before I receive my water notice?

Water accounts have a fixed Water, Sewer and Stormwater Drainage charge plus a usage component. On non-residential properties, there may be additional Trade Waste usage and fixed charges. Your water usage (and sewer usage on non-residential properties), is variable and depends upon the water that has passed through your meter.

How much is my pensioner rebate?

Council provides eligible pensioners with a maximum rebate of $175 each year. This is comprised of up to $87.50 on water charges and $87.50 on sewerage charges. More detailed information can be found on the Pensioner Rebates & Hardship Assistance page.

Are there penalties for late payment of rates?

Yes. Interest accrues at 7.25% per annum, calculated daily, on amounts that remain unpaid after the due date.

Are my service charges going up next year?

Details of proposed charges will be included in the draft Operational Plan.

Can I view my water account online?

You can register to receive your water accounts through BPAY View by logging on to your internet banking.

Former Gosford Local Government Area rate payers may register for the Online Notice service to receive their notices via email with the notice attached in Adobe PDF form.

How are water, sewerage and stormwater drainage charges determined?

The maximum prices Council can charge for water, sewerage and stormwater drainage services are regulated by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Details can be found on IPART’s website at:

You can also refer to council's complete list of Fees and Charges.

Water service charges pay for the availability of the water supply and for future work to secure it. This also applies to vacant land, where water is connected.

Sewerage service charges apply to all properties that can readily connect to Council’s sewerage system. Most residential properties and vacant land have a fixed sewerage charge and the cost for non-residential properties is based on the size of the water meter. Trade waste charges may apply to some non-residential properties and will depend upon percentage of water discharged to the sewer.

Stormwater drainage charges apply to all rateable properties within Council's declared drainage areas and help fund drainage works capital and maintenance costs across the Local Government Area.

Read more information about water, sewerage and stormwater drainage charges on your water bill.

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