Rating information 2020 / 21
When do I have to pay my rates?
Option 1: A discount of 5% off the current rates levied (excludes service charges) will be allowed to rate payers whose payment of rates arrives
on or before 4.30 pm on the 11 September 2020;
Option 2: Payment of total rates and charges including arrears by 2nd October 2020.
Option 3: Two instalments to be received on the following dates; 2nd October 2020 and 2nd February 2021;
Option 4: Four instalments to be received on the following dates; 2nd October 2020, 2nd December 2020, 2nd February 2021 and 2nd April 2021.
An instalment administration fee of $15.00 per instalment applies to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th instalment notices and an interest charge of 5.5% pa applies to these payments.
Payment Method Options
The Shire of Dumbleyung offer several payment options to assist Ratepayers in making their Rates payments.
Credit card (MasterCard or Visa) payments can be made by telephoning the Shire of Dumbleyung on 9863 4012.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is available via internet banking from your bank or financial institution. Our bank account details are as follows:
BSB: 306 033 Account: 469 795 3
Reference: please quote your assessment number – top right hand corner of Rate Notice.
The direct debit option is a no fuss way to pay Rates over an extended period on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Call the Rates Department on 9863 4012 for further information.
Attend in person at the Shire of Dumbleyung, Administration Office, 32 Harvey Street, Dumbleyung between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please present your Rate Notice intact to the cashier. The top portion of your Rate Notice will be returned for your records. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS (debit or credit cards).
For your convenience a payment can be made via the post, just tear-off the bottom section of your Rate Notice and place it in the mail along with your cheque.
Having Trouble Paying Your Rates – Enter a Payment Arrangement
Residents who are struggling to pay their Rates bill by the due date can breathe a little easier by adopting a Payment Arrangement.
Payment Arrangements are offered via direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to clear the debt by 30 June. Contact the Rates Department on 9863 4012 for a Payment Arrangement Application Form.
Instalment Administration Fee: $15.00 per instalment applies to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th instalment plus an interest charge of 5.5% on the balances remaining after the instalment dates.
Overdue Penalty Interest: 8% per annum calculated on a daily basis on balances outstanding from 2nd October 2020 (in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995).
Legal Costs: All debt recovery costs are legally recoverable from the ratepayer.
What will happen if I cannot pay my rates?
Please telephone immediately - the Shire of Dumbleyung commences legal action as a last resort. The Shire understands that sometimes people experience unforeseen difficulties and we prefer to work out a payment arrangement to clear your debt.
If you do not contact the Rates Department the Shire will commence legal action fourteen (14) days after the due date. Commencement of legal action will add additional charges to your bill. Please do not ignore our notices – tell us that you are having financial difficulties.
Change of DETAILS / Address
Change of details / addresses etc can only be made in writing and can be submitted via email to or post to PO Box 99, Dumbleyung WA 6350.
The Rates Calculation
Below are the current rate in the dollar values and minimum rates.
Gross Rental Value Rate in the $ 11.1109 cents
Unimproved Value Rate in the $ 1.0144 cents
Minimum Rate (GRV & UV) $435.00
Emergency Services Levy (ESL) Calculation
There are five ESL rate categories that apply, depending on the type and level of fire and emergency services available to a property. The Shire of Dumbleyung is in ESL categories 4 and 5:
ESL Category 4 (Regional):
Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigade
OR a Volunteer Emergency Service unit with breathing apparatus
OR a bush fire brigade with breathing apparatus
AND the statewide SES network
The ESL charge for properties located in category 5 is a fixed charge of $84. Category 4 is calculated using a rate in the dollar of $0.005194 per dollar GRV.
Objections & Appeals
If you disagree with the valuation of your property, you may forward a written objection, stating the grounds for your objection, to the Valuer General at PO Box 2222, Midland WA 6936 or by visiting Landgate's website.
However it is important to note that Rates remain payable on the due date and any necessary adjustments and refunds are made after the Valuer General's decision. More information on objections and appeals can be found on the back of your Rates notice.
Can I apply for a Concession?
Pensioners - you MAY BE eligible for a concession of up to 50% (subject to State Government capping) or elect to defer the payment of your Rates.
Seniors – you MAY BE eligible for a concession of up to 25% (subject to State Government capping).
Firstly, you must own and live at this property on 1 July. You must hold either a current Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card; or hold both Commonwealth Seniors Health Card with a WA Seniors Card; a WA Seniors Card.
You are required to complete an application form and provide proof of your concession card(s). You may make application with the Water Corporation online at watercorporation.com.au or telephone 1300 659 951.
If you became an eligible pensioner/senior during the Rating year you may be eligible for a pro-rata rebate or deferment. For further information contact the Rates Department on 9863 4012.
No concession is allowed if payment is received after 30 June. Outstanding Rates as at 1 July automatically become deferred. Rubbish collection charges cannot be deferred and MUST BE PAID by the due date on the Rate Notice.