Shire of Toodyay

Rates

Anyone owning property and/or Commercial Enterprises within the Shire of Toodyay is required to pay rates, with the exception of those exempt bodies including government, educational and charitable organisations.

Rates are necessary for the Shire of Toodyay to provide households and businesses with the best in services and facilities including libraries, recreational facilities, ranger services, health services, rubbish removal, road upgrades and the general maintenance of the environment.

Please click on the link to view this year's Rates Circular

Pay your Rates and WIN!

The Shire of Toodyay is running the Rates Incentive Program with a huge range of prizes up for grabs!

To be eligible to win one of these great prizes, payment of rates must be received in full (including any arrears), by the allocated date.

2016/2017 Rates Incentive Prize List

1st

$1000.00 cash donated by Bendigo Bank and the Shire of Toodyay

2nd

Paintball Skirmish - one session for 10 players - valued at $450.00

3rd

Double pass to Asher Fisch & WASO: Stuart Sings Wagner

4th

Double pass to Asher Fisch & WASO: Stuart Sings Wagner

5th

1 night accommodation including cooked breakfast at Ipswich View Homestead B&B

6th

6 bottles of White or Red wine from wine cellar to the value of $150.00 - donated by Alicia Estate Winery & Restaurant

7th

$100.00 Gift Voucher - donated by Noble Falls Estate

8th

1 x consultation for a cat/dog - donated by Heartlands Veterinary Hospital

9th

$50.00 Voucher - donated by Toodyay Bottle Mart

10th to 15th

Family Show Pass Packs (2 adults & 4 Children) valued at $40.00 each pack - donated by the Toodyay Agricultural Society Inc.

16th to 19th

$30.00 Voucher - donated by Skydive Australia

20th

$20.00 Voucher - donated by Toodyay Bakery

How and where can payments be made

  • By Telephone
    Phone 1300 276 468 to pay with Mastercard or Visa
  • Online
    Logon to BPOINT to pay with Mastercard or Visa.
    Logon to BPAY to pay via direct bank transfer online.

 

Shire Administration Centre

  • In Person 
    Present your rates notice intact at our Administration Centre, 15 Fiennes Street Toodyay, to pay by cash, cheque, debit card, Mastercard or Visa.
  • By Mail 
    Make your payment by mail to PO Box 96 Toodyay using cheque, Mastercard or Visa.

Methods Of Payment

In order to maximise services to ratepayers, the Shire of Toodyay encourages the prompt payment of rates and other charges. Rates are issued every financial year and are due and payable within 35 days of the issue date of the rate notice. The following payment options are now available to ratepayers:

Option 1 - Payment in Full by the Due Date

Please refer to your rates notice for full details and the Due Date. All persons who pay their rates in full by the due date will automatically be entered into the draw for the early payment Incentive Prize. Details of the prizes will be included with the rates notices.

Option 2 - Four Equal Instalments - 1st Instalment by Due Date

You can choose to pay your rates by four equal instalments, with an instalment charge applicable. The additional will be detailed on your rates notice and will be incorporated into the instalment payments.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible to pay by instalments the OPTION 2 amount shown on your Rates Notice MUST be paid by due date, otherwise this option is forfeited and the full amount becomes due.

Alternative Payment Arrangement

Requests for alternative payment arrangements must be notified to the Shire Rates Office prior to the Due Date by calling 9574 2258 or emailing rates@toodyay.wa.gov.au Please be aware that penalties will be incurred.

Amount of Rates

The amount of rates varies in line with the value of your property - the higher the value of your property, the more rates you pay. Values are assessed on the basis of the annual rental income potential (Gross Rental Value-GRV) of each residence which is reviewed every 3 years by the Valuer General's Office, or on the Unimproved Value (UV) of the land (reviewed annually). A minimum rate value is set for all GRV properties and UV properties.

Pensioners/Seniors Concessions

Pensioners and Seniors who are owner and occupier of their property in Toodyay as at 1 July each financial year, may be entitled to claim a rebate on the Rates & Emergency Services Levy in accordance with the Rates and Charges (Rebates & Deferment) Act, 1992.

To qualify for a rebate an applicant must hold:

a)     a CURRENT Pensioner Concession Card,

b)    a Seniors Card,

c)     a Seniors AND Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, OR

d)    a CURRENT State Concession Card (and currently be receiving a payment of a ‘pension type’ as stipulated in the Act)

Register your entitlement with the Shire and/or the Water Corporation (concessions only apply once your application is received and registered)

  • A pro-rata rebate may be available from the date of registration to Pensioners and Seniors who become eligible after 1 July
  • Please contact the Shire on 9574 2258 where you have rates arrears outstanding on the property and you meet the eligibility criteria. You may be able to enter into an arrangement that entitles you to a rebate or deferment.
  • If your circumstances change – particularly with respect to your ownership or occupation of the property, or your eligibility as a Senior or Pensioner – you must notify the Shire and/or the Water Corporation.  Your registration will be cancelled or amended, as appropriate.

Deferment of Rates & ESL may be available only to Pensioners with 100% entitlement.  Pensioners who defer their Rates & ESL, MUST pay all other charges each financial year.  Seniors CANNOT defer any Rates, ESL or Service charges.

All rebates to Pensioners and Seniors under the Rates & Charges (Rebates & Deferment) Act 1992, are funded by the State Government of Western Australia.

The Shire’s Rates Officer will be happy to help you if you have any questions regarding your pensioner entitlements.  Please call 9574 2258 or email rates@toodyay.wa.gov.au

Interim Rates

The Shire may be required to issue interim rates during the course of a financial year for various reasons. Some of the main reasons are: - a) Completion of a new building or structure. b) Alteration, addition or demolition of an existing building or structure. c) Variation to land due to amalgamation subdivision or strata title. d) An error in valuation or rating of a property. e) Subsequent revaluation of a property.

Penalty Interest (S6.51 Local Government Act 1995)

An interest charge applied daily of 11% per annum on the Shire Rate Levy and 11% per annum on the Emergency Services Levy, will be added to all rates outstanding for a period greater than thirty-five days from the date of issue.

Change of Address

Please advise the Shire in writing or by e-mailing rates@toodyay.wa.gov.au of any change of address to which notices should be sent quoting the relevant property and rate assessment details. It is the Ratepayer's responsibility to advise the Shire of the correct address for service of rate notices.

Change of Ownership

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 notice must be given in writing to the Shire within 21 days, whenever any person sells or otherwise disposes of any rateable land. Details of the description of the land and name and address of purchaser must be provided. Proof of any change in ownership is required prior to its records being altered. (eg. Certificate of Title).

Emergency Services Levy

The Emergency Services Levy is forwarded to the Western Australian Government’s Department of Fire & Emergency Services to fund the Career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Brigades, SES units and DFES units throughout Western Australia.

Other Information

Each year the Shire includes important information by way of additional leaflets with your Annual Rates Notice.

Supplier Details

The Shire of Toodyay requires that all suppliers provide their bank details to enable the payment of accounts through Electronic Funds Transfer. This hastens the payment process and increases efficiencies, as well as reducing paper usage. Please complete the Supplier Details Form if you are providing services and/or products to the Shire.