Rates

Rates Calculations

Rates ImageRates are calculated by multiplying the Gross Rental Value (GRV) by the rate in the dollar.

Council sets the rate in the dollar when it adopts the budget.

The GRV is an estimate of the rent a property could earn in a year. Where a property is vacant, the GRV is calculated at 3% of the market value of the land.

The current date of valuation for the metropolitan area is 1 August 2015.  GRV's from this date came into effect on 1 July 2017.

Council may be required to issue interim rates during the course of the financial year.  The main reasons are subdivision of land, amalgamation of land, an error in the valuation, completion of a new building, additions to existing buildings or demolition of improvements.

Landgate is responsible for providing Gross Rental Values for every property and for Interim Rates. If you believe that your property has been incorrectly valued you may lodge an objection with Landgate within 60 days after the issue date on the rates notice.

Contact details are:

Landgate, Valuation Services Branch
18 Mount Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: 9273 7373 or email customerservice@landgate.wa.gov.au

Change Of Ownership or Address

Notice must be given in writing to Council whenever any person sells or otherwise disposes of any rateable land.

Details of the description of land and name and address of the purchaser must be stated. Please quote assessment number on all correspondence.

Please advise Council in writing of any change to your address.  There is an obligation on property owners to ensure that Council has the correct address for services of notices.

Payment Options

The Shire of Peppermint Grove offers two payment options to pay your rates by:

  • Payment in full by due date
  • Payment by 4 instalments

An instalment notice will be sent to you approximately 1 month prior to the due date of each instalment. A one off administration fee of $15 applies to this option.

Late Payment Penalty: Interest is charged on overdue payments. This will accrue daily at the rate of 6% per annum on rates and 11% on the Emergency Services Levy.

No Instalment option taken: Interest will accrue on rates and/or services charges that remain unpaid for 35 days after the date of issue and continue to accrue until such times as the payment is made. Eligible pensioners/seniors are exempt.

Instalment option taken: Interest will begin to accrue daily on any instalment payment that remains unpaid after the due date of the instalment and continue to accrue until such time as the instalment is paid. Eligible pensioners/seniors are exempt from paying interest.

Payment Methods
Rates and charges can be paid in person at our office, by post, by telephone (9286 8600) using a debit or credit card, or by BPay or BPoint.

Payments may be made by cash, cheque, money order, debit, or credit card (EFTPOS).

Online Payment

For online payments using BPoint

  1. Click on the the online payment link.
  2. Enter your Reference Number (located on the front of your Rate/Payment Notice).
  3. Follow the online instructions.

Concessions

Pensioners/Seniors – Rebates

Pensioners who meet the criteria and hold valid cards are entitled to claim a State Government rebate of up to 50% (capped at $965.00 in 2018/19) off the current year’s rates and Emergency Services Levy (ESL) charge, or pensioners may defer payment of those rates.

Seniors who meet the criteria and hold valid cards are entitled to claim a State Government rebate of up to 25% (capped at $207.50 in 2018/19) off the current year’s rates and Emergency Services Levy (ESL) charge.

To qualify for a pension/senior rebate you must be the owner and occupier of the property at 1 July of the financial year. A pro-rata rebate may be available from the date of registration to pensioners and seniors who become eligible after 1 July of the rating year.

Concessions available

Seniors card only, holders are entitled to receive up to a 25% State Government rebate on rates and ESL (Capped at $207.50 in 2018/19).

Seniors card and Commonwealth Seniors Health card holder are entitled to receive up to a 50% State Government rebate on rates and ESL (Capped at $965.00 in 2018/19).

Pensioner Concession card or State Concession card holders are entitled to receive up to a 50% State Government rebate on rates and ESL (Capped at $965.00 in 2018/19).

Apply for a Rebate

To apply for a rebate, an application can be completed either by going online on the Water Corporation website www.watercorporation.com.au (Phone: 1300 659 951) or a form is available at the Shire of Peppermint Grove (we must sight your concession cards). 

It is only necessary to complete the one form for both the Water Corporation and the Shire of Peppermint Grove.

The date of the concession starts from the date of application to either the Water Corporation or the Shire of Peppermint Grove, not from the date of entitlement.