Rates Information

Payment Methods

In Person:

At the Shire of Narembeen, 1 Longhurst Street, Narembeen, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Payment methods: Cash, Cheque, Debit Card, *Mastercard, *Bankcard and *Visa.
*A surcharge of 1.5% applies to all credit card payments

By Mail:

Detach the slip on your rate notice and send with your cheque or money order made payable to Shire of Narembeen, 1 Longhurst Street, Narembeen WA 6369

Direct Debit:

Pay from your online bank account into the Shire’s account*.
Bank – Bankwest
BSB – 306-026
Account No – 534792-6

*Please make sure you use the assessment number on your rate notice as the reference number when making rates payments online so that your payment may be identified.

Payment Options

The Shire of Narembeen provides a Rate Instalment Scheme whereby ratepayers have the following payment options:-

  1. Pay in full by the due date (including any outstanding arrears) and receive a 4% discount on the current years rates. Due Date for payment in full: 1st September 2017
  2. Pay by four (4) instalments prior to the following dates:

Instalment 1 – 1st September 2017
Instalment 2 – 3rd November 2017
Instalment 3 – 12th January 2018
Instalment 4 – 16th March 2018

A 5.5% per annum charge plus instalment administration fee is charged if rate payments are made by instalments.

If you are having difficulty with making your rates payment, please contact the Shire of Narembeen on (08) 9064 7308.

Rate Penalty for Late Payment

Section 6.51 Local Government Act 1995 – Penalty Interest

Late rate payments will attract a penalty of 11% per annum, calculated daily.

Objections & Appeals

4.1 Objections & Appeals – Rate Book
Section 6.79 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides the grounds on which individual objections and appeals may be instituted as the entries in teh rate book regarding ownership or whether the property is rateable. Objections must be lodged WITHIN 42 DAYS after the issue of this notice of Valuation and Rate.

4.2 Objections & Appeals – Valuations
The Valuation of Land Act Part (IV) sets out the manner of which valuations and appeals may be instituted with regard to valuations. Objections (if any) must be lodged with the Valuer General, 1 Midland Square, Morrison Road, MIDLAND WA 6056 WITHIN 42 DAYS after the issue of this notice of valuation and rate.

NOTE: Section 6.81 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides that rates must be paid, but are subject to adjustment if objection is successful.

Pensioner Rates Rebate/Deferment

Pensioners who meet the requirement are entitled to a rebate or deferment of their current year’s rates. Pensioners or Seniors must be owners of the property on the 1st of July of the rating year and reside upon the property as their normal place of residence. Pensioners that are eligible must be the holder of a Seniors Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card or a Pensioner or State Concession card. When a ratepayer is no longer a pensioner, that pension shall give notice thereof to Council and there upon the registration shall be cancelled.

Arrears

If payment falls into arrears for a period of three or more years the Council may (a) take the land and let it on lease (b) sell the land (c) have the land vested in the Council (d) have the land reverted back to the crown. Arrears are to be paid as part of the first instalment when opting to pay by instalment, otherwise an instalment option is not available.

Change of Ownership

By virtue of the provisions of Section 9.68 of the Local Government Act, 1995 when a person whether as principal or agent, sells or otherwise disposes of rateable land in the district of the Local Government, the principle or agent shall, within 21 days after the sale or disposal, give to the Local Government written notice of the sale with a plan or description of the land and the name and address of the purchaser.