Rates & Finance

Rates Information

Rate Notice Additional Information 18.19

Payment Methods

Pay in Person – Payments can be made by cash, cheques or EFTPOS (including credit card) at the Shire of Kellerberrin Administration Office. (1% surcharge applies for all credit card payments and $1.00 surcharge for all EFT payments)

Pay by Mail – Make cheques payable to the Shire of Kellerberrin and post to PO Box 145, KELLERBERRIN  WA  6410

BPAY – Contact your participating financial institution to make a payment from your nominated account. Please use Biller Code 14647 and the (10 digit) reference number quoted on your rate notice. If you have more than one property, individual payments will be required as the reference number is unique for each property.

Pay Online – Payment will be accepted by bank transfer – please quote the Assessment number (A###) and your surname. Shire of Kellerberrin bank account details are located on your rate notice.

Payment Options

Council has resolved to offer ratepayers the opportunity to pay their rates by one of the following options:

  1. In full – Prompt payment paid by the due date specified on the rate notice. Due 28 September 2018.
  2. Payment by two (2) instalments – The second instalment will incur and administration fee of $5.00 and interest of 5.5% calculated from the due date of the first instalment. Due 28 September 2018 and 1 February 2019.
  3. Payment by four (4) instalments – Incurring an administration fee of $15.00 and interest on each instalment after the first instalment at 5.5% calculated from the due date of the first instalment. Due 28 September 2018, 30 November 2018, 1 February 2019 and 5 April 2019.
  4. Payment by Special Payment Arrangement –  Special Payment Arrangement Request Form must be completed.

Any payments made outside of the above payment options will be received by this office but will not prevent any debt recovery actions on outstanding amounts.

Special Payment Arrangements (Payment option 3)

Council has recognised the hardship of some ratepayers and has offered an additional payment option to allow ratepayers the opportunity to pay their rates in full prior to 30th June of the same year without debt recovery actions as long as the payment arrangement is adhered to. Please contact the Shire Administration Office to arrange a payment plan. Approved arrangement will be confirmed in writing, such payment arrangements are to ensure rates are paid as soon as possible with the final payment being no later that 30th June of the same year.

Incentive Prizes

Each year Council offers incentive prizes to Ratepayers who pay their rates before the due date.

Overdue Amounts – Penalty Interest

Under the provisions of Section 6.51 of the Local Government Act 1995, Council resolved to impose late payment interest levied at 11% (calculated daily) for a rate or service charge and any costs proceeding to recover any such charge that remains unpaid after becoming due and payable.

Arrears – Outstanding Rates

Any rates outstanding after the applicable due date will be recovered by legal action. Costs of legal action will be added to your account.

Under the provisions of Section 6.64 of the Local Government Act 1995, if any rates or services charges which remain unpaid for at least three years, Council may:

  1. from time to time lease the land; or
  2. sell the land; or
  3. cause the land to be transferred to the Crown; or
  4. cause the land to be transferred to itself.

Objections to Valuations

Ratepayers may object to the valuation of a property with 60 days if the date of issue of the rates notice.  Written objections are to be addressed to Landgate Objection to Valuation Form – Landgate

If an objection or appeal is lodged the full amount of rates is still due and payable with in 35 days of the issue of the rate notice.

Emergency Service Levy

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is a State Government charge applicable to all properties in WA, which is invoiced and collected by local governments on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The ESL provides the majority of funding required for career and volunteer Fire & Emergency Service brigades, DFES multi-function brigades/units, Bush Fire brigades and State Emergency Service units.

The amount of ESL to be collected, and the applicable rates and charging parameters are declared annually by the Minister for Emergency Services

For more information please refer to ESL section of the DFES website or enquire on free call 1300 136 099.

Pensioner and Senior – Rebates and Deferments

The Pensioner and Seniors Rebate Scheme provides concessions to eligible pensioners and seniors on your local government rates and emergency services levy. Eligible Pensioners are entitled to claim up to 50% off their current years rates (restricted to a capped amount), or may defer those rates. Persons who hold a both a WA Seniors Card and Commonwealth Senior Health Card are entitled to the same level of concession as a pensioner. Eligible Seniors are entitled to receive up to 25% rebate on local government rates charges and emergency service levy (restricted to a capped amount) with no option to defer rates.

New applications should apply following the link Concession Applications – Water Corporation or over the phone by contacting the Water Corporation on 1330 659 951. An application for registration will be effective from the date that the application is received by the Water Corporation.

For more information about eligibility, concession cards, types of concessions and how to apply for a concession please click on this link Pensioners and Seniors Concession Scheme – Fact Sheet – Office of State Revenue

Concessions  are only applicable to rates and emergency services levy only, all other charges (eg rubbish and penalty charges) are to be paid in full. Rebates to Pensioners and Seniors under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 are funded by the Government of Western Australia.

 

Fees & Charges

View a full list of Fees & Charges 2018 2019 here.