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Rates Information

Payment Methods

  • In Person – payments can be made by cash, cheques or EFTPOS at the Shire of Tammin Administration Office.
  • Pay by Mail – payable to the Shire of Tammin and post to PO Box 53, TAMMIN WA 6409.
  • Direct Transfer – payment will be accepted by bank transfer - please quote the Assessment number (A###) and your surname. Shire of Tammin's 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:

  • In full – Prompt payment paid by the due date specified on the rate notice.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Payment by Special Payment Arrangement – Special Payment Arrangement 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 4)

    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 than 30th June of the same year.

    Incentive Prizes

    Each year Council offers incentive prizes to Ratepayers who pay their rates by 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.

    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:

    • from time to time lease the land; or
    • sell the land; or
    • cause the land to be transferred to the Crown; or
    • cause the land to be transferred to itself.

    Objections to Valuations

    Valuations – Your valuation (GRV or UV) is only one factor used to calculate your rates notice. The Valuation of Land Act 1978 (as amended) Part IV sets out how valuation objections may be lodged. A property owner may lodge an objection against the valuation of a property within 60 days of the date of issue of a rates notice. For information on how your values are calculated and how to lodge an objection, please visit Landgate’s website https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/for-individuals/property-valuations
    or alternatively call Landgate Customer Service on (08) 9273 7373.

    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 visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/emergencyserviceslevy/Pages/default.aspx 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 (e.g. 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.