Rates

What Are Rates And How Are They Calculated?

In order to provide a wide range of services, upgrades and maintenance, the Shire gains valuable income from the levying of rates on most properties within the Shire. The charge payable for a particular property is linked to the property valuation as provided periodically by the Valuer General's Office. This information is located on the Landgate website. There are two forms of valuation used in the Shire of Beverley; Gross Rental Value (GRV) for all land within the Beverley Townsite and Unimproved Value (UV) for all land outside the gazetted townsite boundary.

Gross Rental Value is fair rental value determined by the Valuer General's Office and is an estimate of what you could expect to receive if you rented your property. Unimproved Value is a fair market value determined by the Valuer General's Office and does not take into account any improvements on the land such as dwellings or outbuildings.

Each year the Shire calculates the rates charge as a rate in the dollar of the property valuation taking into account its budgeted expenditure for the following financial year.

Current Rates Charges

In the 2017/2018 year, the rates are as follows. 

Property Rate of Dollar
Gross Rental Value (GRV) is used on land within the townsite area 0.107024 cents in the dollar
Unimproved Value (UV) is used on land outside the townsite area 0.009472 cents in the dollar
Minimum Rate $812.00
Other
Emergency Services Levy This money is collected on behalf of the Dpt Fire and Emergency Services for investment in emergency service infrastructure and facilities $75.00 minimum
Rubbish Disposal - where a bin service is provided $190.00 per bin
Recycled Rubbish Disposal - where a bin service is provided $85.00 per bin

Objections To The Property Valuation

A ratepayer may object to the valuation of a property within 60 days of date of issue of the rates notice. An objection against the valuation must be made in writing to the Valuer General's Office. Forms for this are available from the Shire Office. More information on the process can be obtained from the Rates Officer.

Pensioners And Seniors Rates Rebates

A rebate on the annual rates and FESA Levy charges for eligible pensioners and seniors is available.

To receive a concenssion you must:

  1. hold an appropriate Pensioner or Seniors cards as detailed below:
    Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or State Concession Card (SCC)
    Owner is entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on their local government rates and DFES Emergency Services Levy. The deferment option is available.
    Seniors Card (SC) 
    Owner is entitled to receive up to a 25% rebate on their local government rates and DFES emergency Services Levy. The rebate is limited to a maximum amount and the deferment option is NOT AVAILABLE. 
    Seniors Card (SC) and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)
    Owner is entitled to receive up to a 50% rebate on their local government rates and DFES Emergency Services Levy. The deferment option is available.
  2. As at 1st July of the current financial year:
    Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or State Concession Card (SCC)
    • Be the owner or co-owner of the property or have a right to reside at the property under the terms of a will (documentation required).
    • Occupy the property as your "ordinary place of residence".

REBATE REFERS TO CURRENT RATES ONLY.

SERVICE CHARGES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY ALL RATE PAYERS.

How to Receive your Rebate
You need to register your entitlement with Council or the Water Corporation. Concessions only apply once your application is received and registered.

A pro-rata rebate may be available from the date of registration to Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after the 1st July of the rating year.

Please contact the Rates Officer if you meet the eligible criteria and have rates outstanding. You may be able to enter into an agreement that entitles you to a rebate or deferment.

Early Payment Discount

Council offers a 10% discount on 2017/18 rates for timely payment. To be eligible the rates must be paid IN FULL by the due date of  11th September 2017. 
DISCOUNT CANNOT BE GRANTED FOR PAYMENTS MADE AFTER THIS DATE.

Payment By Instalment 

1st Instalment is due by Monday 11th September 2017  
2nd Instalment is due by Monday 13th November 2017
3rd Instalment is due by Monday 15th January 2018
4th Instalment is due by Monday 15th March 2018

Payment Options

You can pay your rates by any of the following methods:

IN PERSON

Shire Administration Office, 136 Vincent Street, Beverley between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. 
Cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

OR

BY MAIL 

Please forward your remittance slip and payment to 
Shire of Beverley
PO Box 20
Beverley WA 6304

Please do not send cash in the mail.

OR

INTERNET TRANSFER

Bank: ANZ Bank
BSB: 016-540
Acct No.: 259 838 056
Ref: Assessment No**., e.g. A59999 
You must ADVISE us of the TRANSFER IN WRITING either by email accounts@beverley.wa.gov.au or fax on 08 9646 1409. 
NB: Any fees incurred to identify internet payments will be passed on.

We had asked you to enter your assessment number as Ass 0000 as the payment reference (to show on our bank statement). 

Due to some banks deeming the word "Ass" as an inappropriate word, please enter your assessment number as follows: A0000 eg assessment 52123 would be typed as A52123. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.