Rates Information

Rates are issued every financial year and are due and payable within 35 days of the issue date of the rate notice.  The calculation of rates is based around the value of your property that is arrived at from a valuation completed by the Valuer General of Western Australia.  All properties are rated either by their Gross Rental Value or the Unimproved Value of the land.  As a general rule properties within the townsite, those within special rural subdivisions and those of a business nature will be rated by their gross rental value whereas all rural holdings are rated as unimproved value.  For vacant land within the townsite and special rural areas, these are rated as gross rental value at a value equivalent to 3-5% of their unimproved value.

Change of Address

In order for your rates to be received it is important that we keep an up-to-date record of your postal address. If you have changed your postal address please make sure that you fill out the form provided below, sign it and return it to the Shire of Nannup.

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Interim Rates

Some ratepayers may receive amended rate accounts during the year where the Valuer-General considers the Gross Rental Value of their property has changed. The Gross Rental Value (GRV) is the annual amount that the owner could obtain from rental of the property, and is assessed by the Valuer-General.

The GRV is used as the base upon which rates are levied and values are generally reviewed every 3 years. Any alteration to the property could result in an amendment to the valuation.

Unimproved Value rated properties are reviewed annually.

Penalty Interest

An interest charge of 7% per annum calculated daily will be added to all rates outstanding for a period greater than 35 days from the date of issue. Interest is not charged to entitled and registered pensioners.

Rating Levels

The Shire's rates income is used in the provision of facilities and services for the community, with the following rating levels applicable.

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Objections and Appeals

Objection to Valuation

Objections must be lodged with the Valuer General's Office within 60 days after issue of the rates notice. Rates are still required to be paid if an objection is lodged with a refund paid if the objection is successful. Forms are available from the Shire Office.

For information on how your values are calculated and how to lodge an objection, please visit Landgate's website landgate.wa.gov.au/valuations, or alternatively call Landgate Customer Service on +61 (08) 9273 7373. 

Objection to Rates Assessment

Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995, a property owner is able to lodge an objection to the rates imposed by a local government on the following grounds:

  • There is an error on the rate assessment, either in respect to the owners or property details; or
  • The characteristics of the land differ from that used in the differential rating system.

The objection is to be received within 60 days of the issue of the rate notice. Please contact the Shire if you would like to discuss this matter further.