Rates

 

Rate payment options (in full or instalments)

There are two options for you to choose from when paying rates:

  1. Payment in full within 35 days of the issue date of the Rates Notice

  2. Payment via four equal instalments.

To qualify for instalments, the exact amount shown at Option 2 on your Rates Notice must be received within 35 days of the issue date of the Rates Notice.

Current instalment option dates:

  • First instalment due 31 August 2021

  • Second instalment due 02 November 2021

  • Third instalment due 10 January 2022

  • Fourth instalment due 14 March 2022.

How to pay your rates

Online payments

  • Pay via BPoint with your Mastercard or Visa.
  • Pay via BPay - Contact your participating financial institution to arrange payment from your cheque, savings or credit card account.

Pay via BPoint

Phone payments

Call 1300 276 468 to make your payment.

Pay in person

  • Australia Post - Present your notice intact at any Australia Post Office or Agency for payment, pay with cash, cheque, debit card, Mastercard or Visa.
  • Pay in person at the Shire: Present your notice intact at the Shire's Administration Centre, 7000 Great Eastern Highway Mundaring, pay with cash, cheque, debit card, Mastercard or Visa.

By post

Mail your payment to 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring WA 6073. (Please do not send cash.)

Direct debit/payment arrangements

Requests for payment arrangements and/or direct debits must be agreed to with the Shire Rates team prior to the due date specified on your Rates Notice.

Direct Debit Form (PDF)

Before completing and returning your Direct Debit Form please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions. Please note you may be charged a setup fee and penalty interest will accrue until paid in full except for registered pensioners. 

Penalty interest charges

Interest charges at the rate of 7% per annum on any arrears as well as current rates and charges outstanding after 01 September 2021.

Interest will continue to accrue daily until balance is settled in full.

Pensioner rebates and deferments

Pensioners may be eligible to claim rebates up to a maximum 50% off current Rates and ESL (Emergency Services Levy), or defer payment and forgo the rebate, in accordance with the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferment) Act 1992.

Rubbish charges cannot be deferred and must be paid each year by the due date.

Seniors may be eligible to claim rebates up to a maximum 25% off current Rates and ESL (Emergency Services Levy), but are not eligible to defer payment.

To qualify for rebates, applicants must own and occupy their residence as of 1 July, and hold either a current Pensioner Concession Card, Seniors Card, Seniors and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, or State Concession Card.

Registering for rebate

To apply for a concession visit the Water Corporation website or phone 1300 659 951.

A pro-rata rebate may be available for Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after 1 July. Rebates are calculated from the date your application is received by the Water Corporation.

Arrears and payment options

Please contact us when you have rate arrears outstanding on the property.

You will be required to enter into a payment arrangement against the arrears or pay in full before you can receive either a rebate or if applicable deferment.

Deferring

Pensioners are legally entitled to choose to defer the payment of their General Rates for an indefinite period. During this time they are not charged penalty interest. This option is available for pensioners only (not for senior cardholders).

Register for eRates

You can sign up to receive future rates notices electronically.

Register for eRates

Change of address

All address changes must be received by the Shire of Mundaring in writing. Either complete and return the attached form or email your changes to shire@mundaring.wa.gov.au

Change of Address Form (PDF)

Why do I pay rates?

Anyone owning property and/or commercial enterprises within Shire of Mundaring is required to pay rates.

Rates are necessary for the Shire to provide facilities and services to the community. Services provided to ratepayers include libraries, recreation and sporting facilities, road upgrades, environmental management, community safety, and waste collection facilities.

How rates are calculated

What rates are based on

Rates are based on two factors:

  1. The rate in the dollar set by Council each year at budget time
  2. The valuation of each property, as assessed by the Valuer General.

Rates are calculated by multiplying a property's gross rental value (GRV) or unimproved value (UV) by the rate in the dollar, subject to a minimum payment which is set each year by the Shire. Minimum payments are set in recognition of the fact that every property receives some level of benefit from works, services and facilities provided by the Shire.

Please note that a GRV is applied generally in towns and suburbs and UV is applied in rural areas.

Revaluation and interim rates

Whenever a new valuation is received from the Valuer General, the Shire may be required by legislation to apply that valuation and reassess the rates levied for that property. Some of the main reasons include:

  • Completion of a new building or structure
  • Alteration, addition or demolition of an existing building or structure
  • Variation to land due to amalgamation subdivision or strata title
  • An error in valuation or rating of a property
  • Subsequent revaluation of a property. 

Why rates vary between properties

The rate charged varies in line with the value of a property - the higher the value of the property, the higher the rates. Values are assessed on the basis of the annual rental income potential (Gross Rental Value (GRV) of each residence which is reviewed every three years by the Valuer General's Office, or on the Unimproved Value (UV) of the land (reviewed annually).

Emergency Services Levy (ESL)

The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is a State Government charge applicable to all properties in Western Australia, which is invoiced and collected by local governments on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

The ESL provides the majority of funding required for Career and Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service Brigades, DFES Multi-function Brigades/Units, Bush Fire Brigades, State Emergency Service Units.

The amount of ESL to be collected and the applicable rates and charging parameters are declared annually by the Minister for Emergency Services.

For more information please visit the the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website or call 1300 136 099.

Standard rubbish service – including transfer station pass

The standard rubbish service is one fee which covers costs for a standard green bin, a recycling bin, a waste transfer station pass and bulk verge rubbish collection.

The service has been listed as one fee to simplify waste charges and is reflective of full cost recovery.

Residents without a waste bin service have different arrangements in place. Waste charges do not qualify for the State Government rebate.

Pool inspection annual fee

The annual fee per swimming pool/spa barrier inspection is $25.00.

State Government legislation requires the Shire to physically inspect the safety barriers for all private swimming pools and spas to ensure compliance with safety standards, once every 4 years.

The fee charged to property owners covers this requirement. 

If your pool or spa has been removed from your property, please contact the Shire to ensure this charge is adjusted.

More information and contact

For more information please refer to the brochure below or contact us.

Your Rates Pack 2021-22 (PDF)