About Council Rates

Overview

The Shire of Broome adopted its 2020/21 Budget at its Ordinary Meeting of Council on 25 June 2020. The following differential rates and minimum payments were adopted by Council for 2020/21.

2020/2021 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)

0.7623

$1,220

Commercial Rural (UV)

3.1875

$1,220

 

The Statement of Objects and Reasons for the year ending 30 June 2021 is available below in Related Information.  Alternatively copies are available at Council’s offices, corner Weld and Hass Streets, Broome, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Rates notices will be issued to property owners on 16 July with a due date for payment of 20 August 2020. 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 – 20/08/2020

Two Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 20/08/2020

2nd instalment due date – 07/01/2021

Four Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 20/08/2020

2nd instalment due date – 22/10/2020

3rd instalment due date – 07/01/2021

4th instalment due date – 18/03/2021

If the instalment options shown above are not suitable, you can request a weekly or fortnightly payment arrangement here Continual Direct Debtor Request Form or if you are experiencing Financial Hardship due to Covid-19 you can apply for assistance here Covid-19 Financial Hardship Application.

Any other queries please email rates@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.