2016/2017 Rates Final Notices and Second Instalments have been raised and posted.
The next instalment is due by 4:00 pm 5 January 2017.
If you have not received your rates notice, are experiencing difficulties or have any questions regarding your rates please contact Finance Officer Jessica Standish via email; [email protected] or telephone 9826 2202.
Please note: All payments must be received the Shire by the due date in order to avoid penalty interest. Payments recieved after the due date will incur an interest fee.
Option 1 - Payment in full
Up front payment of the total amount. There are no additional costs for this option. Full payment is due 35 days after the date of issue of the original notice. The due date is shown on the front of the Rates Notice. Under this option, the ratepayer is automatically entered into a prize draw.
Option 2 - Instalment plan
There is an instalment administration fee of $15 and instalment interest charged of 5.5%. The penalty interest rate for late instalment payments is 11% until the unpaid amount is received. The first instalment payment amount includes all outstanding arrears. The instalment option may not be taken if at the date for payment of the first instalment any outstanding arrears remain unpaid.
In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act (1995) and the Local Government Financial Management Regulations (1996), Council offers ratepayers a choice of payment of rates by either one, two or four instalments.
To offset the cost of offering the instalment payment option, the Local Government Act allows Council to charge a $5.00 Administration Fee on the second, third and fourth instalment plus interest at the prescribed rate on all instalment payments.
The Shire provides a number of ways for you to pay your Rates. Please see your rate notice for further information on payment.
Payment arrangements may be made in cases of financial hardship. Payment arrangements are confidential and are a preferred option to legal recovery. To arrange an alternative fortnightly or monthly payment arrangement please contact the Rates Department for further information.
Understanding your rates
For more information about rates we have produced some helpful documents for you.
Information about rebates available to eligible pensioners.
Am I eligible for a Concession?
You must be the Owner and Occupier of the property as at 1st of July.
You must be the holder of a valid Seniors Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, or State Concession Card
How do I receive my concession?
If you are not registered with the Water Corporation then please do one of the following;
How much is the rebate?
Up to 50% of Property Rates & ESL Charges
||Up to 50% of Property Rates & ESL Charges|
||Up to 25% of Property Rates & ESL Charges|
How do I organise a concession card?
|WA Seniors Card||(08) 6551 8800|
|Seniors Card Application form||Click here to download|
|Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card||13 23 00|
|Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card||13 23 00|
|State Concession Card||(08) 9222 2555|
|Alternatively contact the Commonwealth Department of Veteran Affairs||(08) 9366 8222|
Can I defer my Rates?
If you receive a 50% pensioner rebate for the property you may defer paying your rates until the property is sold.
Please contact us to defer your rates:
Phone: (08) 9826 1008