Rates

Preferred Means of Payment

Via electronic Funds Transfer:

Acc Name: Shire of Wyalkatchem
BSB: 086 977
Acc No: 50838 3313
Ref: Your Assessment Number

Via telephone using credit card:

Call the Shire on  08 9681 1166
(During Office hours 8.00am -4.00pm)

In Person at the Shire:

27 Flint Steet, Wyalkatchem,
(Cash, cheque and EFTPOS available)

Via mail addressed to:

Shire of Wyalkatchem
PO Box 224
Wyalkatchem WA 6485
(Cheque and money orders made out to Shire of Wyalkatchem accepted)

ProgramExpenditure $
Governance 597829
General Purpose Funding 91511
Law, Order,Public Safety 94735
Health 261669
Education & Welfare 54910
Housing 181582
Community Amenities 190509
Recreation & Culture 941238
Transport 1510650
Economic Services 251552
Other Property Services 42334
TOTAL 4218519

Emergency Services Levy

This levy is a compulsory State Government charge for all property owners. It funds all fire and emergency services and supports our local volunteers. The state government has set the minimum rate on taxable properties at $84. For information about the levy, visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website.

Refuse Charges

Waste collection including recycled waste and tip maintenance is fully funded by these charges.
Domestic/Commercial Bin Charges The annual charge for domestic and commercial bin services is $315 per service, including a weekly collection.
Eligible Pensioner/Senior Discount on waste services is a either a 25% or 50% discount on the full waste collection charge. This is $95 in 2020/21. For eligible pensioners and seniors, the waste collection charge will be $220.
Rural Health Levy is paid by rural properties and the annual charge is $63 per assessment in 2020/21.

Capital Works Program

Spending a total of $1,246,223 with projects including:

  • Davies Road – widen and reseal to 7m (6.7km) - $180,000
  • Elsegood Road – widen and reseal to 7m (3.3km) - $105,000
  • Lindsay Street - Reconstruction = 100mm re-sheet and resealed to 6.5m (170m) - $140,000
  • Cunderdin-Wyalkatchem Road - Shoulder reconditioning (6.33km), Shoulder widening and Sealing to 10.5m (1.98km) - $413,190
  • Tammin-Wyalkatchem Road - Shoulder widening, shoulder sealing and reseal existing to 8m (2.75km) - $172,921
  • Council Funded - Special Roadworks - $235,112

Rate Charges

The 2020 - 21 budget has been prepared with no increase in the rate in the dollar. Your individual increase may vary if there has been a change to your property valuation determined by the State Government's Valuer General.

CategoryMinimum RatesRate in Dollar
GRV Townsite $495.00 0.105040
UV Rural $550.00 0.016423

Instalment Option

Council Offers a four (4) instalment payment scheme. The following conditions apply:

  • If an instalment amount is not paid by the due date than a daily interest charge of 8% pa will accrue until the instalment is paid in full.
  • An administrative charged of $5 per instalment and 5.5% instalment interest pa will be applied.
Instalment payments are due by the following dates:

1st Instalment due date - 19/10/2020

2nd Instalment due date - 21/12/2020

3rd Instalment due date - 22/02/2021

4th Instalment due date - 22/04/2021

Due Dates For Rates Payments

A discount of 5% (On Rate charges only) will be allowed if all rates and charges are paid in full by 4.00PM 5 OCTOBER 2020.
Full payment (after discount date) and first instalment payments are due by 4.00PM 19 OCTOBER 2020.

Penalty Interest

Under the Local Government Act 1995 interest is charged on over due amounts. Council has set the charge at 8% per annum which will be applied to all amounts outstanding after 35 days from the issue date of the Rate Notice. Penalty interest will accrue daily until all overdue rates and charges are paid in full. Eligible pensioners are exempt from interest charges.

Difficulty Paying your Rates

Should you be experiencing difficulty in paying your rates, contact the Shire as soon as possible to discuss alternative payment arrangements. Rates under a payment arrangement will be charged a $50 administration fee per assessment. For more information, please call the Shire Office on 9681 1166.

Consequences of Non-Payment

Where no election has been made to enter into an instalment option or payment arrangement, and where Rates remain outstanding after the due date, legal action will be taken for their recovery. Legal fees are expensive and will be added to the debt.