Rates, Fees and Charges
Rates and Fees & charges form an important part of revenue streams for the Shire of Broome and are used to fund council services like maintenance of foreshore and parks, library services, roads, health, sanitation, building control and operation of recreational facilities. Based on the 2019/20 budget as adopted by the council on 27 June 2019, 2019/20 Rates Notices will be issued on 18 July 2019 (with payment due by 22 August 2019).
Anyone owning residential or commercial property in Broome is a ratepayer of the Shire and is required to pay rates. Some government bodies, educational and registered charitable organisations are exempt from paying Council rates.
The Shire of Broome also provides a variety of services to the residents of Broome that are chargeable. The details of services provided and the fees and charges as determined in the annual budget and is available within the tabs below.