About Council Rates

The Shire of Broome adopted its 2019/20 Budget at its Ordinary Meeting of Council on 27 June 2019. The following differential rates and minimum payments were adopted by Council for 2019/20.

2019/2020 Differential Rates are summarised below.

 

DIFFERENTIAL RATE CATEGORY

 

RATE IN THE DOLLAR

 

MINIMUM PAYMENT

Residential (GRV)

10.8224

$1,220

Residential – Vacant (GRV)

19.8104

$1,220

Commercial (GRV)

11.2119

$1,220

Tourism (GRV)

14.6665

$1,220

Mining (UV)

11.7729

$500

Rural (UV)

0.0762

$1,220

Commercial Rural (UV)

3.1875

$1,220

 

The Statement of Objects and Reasons for the year ending 30 June 2019 is available below in Related Information.  Alternatively copies are available at Council’s offices, corner Weld and Hass Streets, Broome Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Rates notices will be issued to property owners on 19 July with a due date for payment of 22 August 2019. Ratepayers have the option of paying in full or paying in two or four instalments on the following due dates:

Single Instalment:

Full payment due date – 22/08/2019

Two Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 22/08/2019

2nd instalment due date – 09/01/2020

Four Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 22/08/2019

2nd instalment due date – 24/10/2019

3rd instalment due date – 09/01/2020

4th instalment due date – 12/03/2020

If the instalment options shown above aren’t suitable, you can request a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment arrangement by emailing rates@broome.wa.gov.au. A payment arrangement fee of $50 is applicable and interest charges will continue to accrue until outstanding rates are paid.

Remember - if you’ve changed your residential address and/or postal address or other contact details like your mobile number or email log on to Change My Address to update your contact details.

Ratepayers also have the option of receiving rates correspondence via email. To take up this option simply send a request to shire@broome.wa.gov.au.

How are rates calculated?

The Valuer Generals Office will provide Council with the Gross Rental Value (GRV) or Unimproved Value (UV) for each rateable property and mining tenements located within the Shire. For vacant land, where no rental value can be determined, the GRV is calculated on the basis of 3% of its capital (or resale value), for residential properties and 5% for commercial and industrial properties.

Council determines the amount of rates required in to deliver various services each financial year. The required rates are then shared by all rateable properties in the Shire based on valuations provided by the Valuer Generals Office. Council sets the Rate-in-the-Dollar (RID) and minimum payment for each rating category.

Annual rates are calculated by multiplying the property's GRV or UV by the RID.

Example 1: 
If the property's GRV is $20,000 and the RID is $0.15 cents and the minimum payment is $1220, then the rates payable will be calculated as follows:

$20,000 x $0.15 = $3000.00
Given that this amount is over the minimum payment, the amount payable is: $3000.00

Example 2: 
If the property's GRV is $5,000 and the RID is $0.15 cents and the minimum payment is $1200, then the rates payable will be calculated as follows:

$5,000 x $0.15 = $750.00
Given that this amount is under the minimum payment, the amount payable is: $1220.00

 

 

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