About Council Rates

Overview

The Shire of Broome adopted its 2021/22 Budget at its Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24 June 2021. The following differential rates and minimum payments were adopted by Council for 2021/22.

2021/22 Differential Rates are summarised below.

 

DIFFERENTIAL RATE CATEGORY

 

RATE IN THE DOLLAR

 

MINIMUM PAYMENT

Residential (GRV)

11.0204

$1,220

Vacant (GRV)

20.1729

$1,220

Commercial (GRV)

11.4171

$1,220

Tourism (GRV)

14.9349

$1,220

Mining (UV)

11.9883

$500

Rural (UV)

0.7763

$1,220

Commercial Rural (UV)

3.2458

$1,220

 

The Statement of Objects and Reasons for the year ending 30 June 2022 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 15 July with a due date for payment of 19 August 2021. 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 – 19/08/2021

Two Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 19/08/2021

2nd instalment due date – 21/10/2021

Four Instalments option:

1st instalment due date – 19/08/2021

2nd instalment due date – 21/10/2021

3rd instalment due date – 06/01/2022

4th instalment due date – 10/03/2022

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.

The Shire of Broome is offering Early Rates Incentive Prizes for eligible entrants who pay their rates in full before or on the due date. Terms and conditions on how to enter can be found at the bottom of this page in Related Information.

2021/2022 Prizes on offer:

  • 1st Prize - $2,000 Cash
  • 2nd Prize - $1,000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize & 4th Prize - $500 Cash
  • 5th & 6th Prize - $250 Cash

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.
Given that this amount is over the minimum payment, the amount payable is: $3000.

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.
Given that this amount is under the minimum payment, the amount payable is: $1220.