Surcharges apply to credit cards payments to NCAT. Surcharges also apply to online payments made using a debit card.
A surcharge is not payable for other methods of payment. These include cheque, money order, EFTPOS and cash payments.
Use the following method to calculate the total amount payable when using a credit card including the surcharge.
Government agencies incur merchant interchange fees when credit card payments accepted from the public or customers. All NSW Government agencies are required to impose surcharges to recoup the merchant interchange fees. Surcharge rates are based on cost-recovery only.
NSW Treasury Circular NSWTC 12/13 - Agency recouping of merchant interchange fees.
Credit card payment authority form [PDF, 110kB]