Rates & Financial

To provide continued services, upgrades and maintenance to Council and community facilities, Council needs to rate properties.

The Valuer Generals Office provides regular valuations, which are linked with Council's rate in the dollar. Council uses Gross Rental Value and Unimproved Value for its rating purposes.

Council Officers can assist you with the following information and advice relating to:

  • Rates information
  • Pensioner rates rebate scheme
  • Change of ownership and address
  • Property enquiries (fees are payable)
  • Council elections
  • Electoral roll

Contact

Rates Officer: Shire Administration Office
Phone: (08) 9041 1611
Fax: (08) 9041 2379
Email: rates@merredin.wa.gov.au

Payments

The 2016/2017 rates are due by 2 September 2016 if paying in full. Alternatively, if you have arranged with us to pay in instalments, those due dates are indicated in the table below.

If you have, or believe you will have, difficulty in paying your rates please contact Jan on 9041 1611 to make a payment arrangement and avoid legal action being taken.  The Shire has taken a strict approach to unpaid rates in recent years and this policy will continue.

Please note that if you make your payment by BPay we will not send out a receipt. BPay will issue you with a receipt number for your records.

 Payment Options
In Person Shire Administration Office - Cnr King and Barrack St, Merredin.
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Cash, cheque, debit card, Visa, Mastercard and Bankcard accepted.
By Mail Shire of Merredin, PO Box 42, Merredin WA 6415.
Cheques payable to: Shire of Merredin.
Do not send cash via mail.
Online Please use the 'Payments' tab in the left hand menu to take you to the Online Payments Section.

Rate Instalments

Council gives ratepayers the opportunity to either pay one payment or to pay the rates off by instalments.  To be eligible for this payment option the first payment must be received by 2 September 2016.  The instalment plan interest rate is 5.5%.  An administration charge of $12.00 will be charged per instalment notice if the payment option of instalments is selected.

 Rate Instalment Dates
1st Instalment 2 September 2016
2nd Instalment 4 November 2016
3rd Instalment 6 January 2017
4th Instalment 10 March 2017

Objection to Valuations

Ratepayers may object to the valuation of a property within 60 days of date of issue of the rates notice. To object to a valuation you must lodge an objection in writing to the Valuer General's Office. Information and forms to facilitate this can be found at the Landgate website.

Pensioner Rate Rebate

Eligible pensioners/seniors who wish to avail themselves of the Government's rate rebate scheme must apply to do so within 35 days from the issue of the rates notice and must pay the balance of the rates within the particular year of which the rates were levied. Pensioners who do not wish to take advantage of the rebate may still continue to defer their rates as has applied previously.

Council Receipts

Receipts will only be returned by mail if specifically requested. For further information refer to the back of the rates notice and attachments.

2016/2017 Fees and Charges

View a full list of the 2016/2017 fees and charges here.

Emergency Services Levy

The Emergency Services Levy is a compulsory charge and is $68.00. All enquiries on the ESL should be directed to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services on 1300 136 099.

Dog Registration Prices

Click here for dog registration fees.

Vehicle Licensing

For information on vehicle licensing services, click here.

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