Payment and recovery
Payment in full, or the first instalment, must be received by the due date shown on the front of the rate notice unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed upon. Where no election has been made to pay by an Instalment Option or an Alternative Payment Arrangement, and where Rates and Service Charges remain outstanding for a period greater than 35 days after the date of issue, the account is deemed to be in arrears and interest is charged on the outstanding balance.
Interest is not charged to entitled and registered pensioners.
Payment Methods Available
In Person – Shire of Mingenew at 21 Victoria Street, Mingenew – Cash, Cheque or Eftpos. (Please bring your rate notice when paying in person.)
Mail – Please include the payment slip at the bottom of your rates form.
BPay – Via your online banking site. Please use the biller code and enter the reference number on the rate notice.
Telephone – Via Mastercard or Visa Card by calling (08) 9928 1102 and providing the Assessment number on the rate notice.
Ratepayers experiencing difficulty in paying rates and charges should contact the Council’s Rates Officer on 08 9928 1102 or email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.
Some ratepayers may receive amended rate accounts during the year where the Valuer-General considers the Gross Rental Value (GRV) of their property has changed. The GRV is the annual amount the owner could obtain from rental of the property and is assess by the Valuer-General.
The GRV is used as the base upon which rates are levied and values are generally reviewed every five (5) years. Any alteration to the property could result in an amendment to the valuation.
Objections and appeals
Under the Valuation of Land Act 1978 any person liable to pay any rate assessed in respect of land (for Local Government rates, the owner) including the authorised representative of such a person may object to the value used as a base and may serve upon the Valuer-General a written objection to the valuation, within 60 days after the date of issue of the annual rate notice.
Section 6.28 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires that Local Governments in Western Australia use valuation systems which relate to the purpose of land. Under the provisions of Section 6.28, the Minister for Local Government determines the basis of Local Government rates. Each valuation is determined by the Valuer General under the provisions of the Valuation of Land Act 1978. Section 6.28(4) of the Local Government Act 1995 requires Local Governments to use the valuation in force under the Valuation of Land Act 1978 as of 1 July in each financial year as the basis of rating.
If an objection or appeal is lodged the full cost of rates is still due and payable within 35 days of the issue of the rate notice.
Please see the below direct links to:
Valuer General’s Guide to Rating and Taxing Values:
Lodging an Objection:
Email Address Objection form can be submitted:
Change of address
Please advise the Shire of Mingenew of any change of address to which notices are to be sent. Change of address information, including email and phone numbers must be submitted in writing (PO Box 120, Mingenew, WA 6522) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Assessment Number should be quoted on all such correspondence.