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Paying Your Rates

All the information you need to know about paying your rates, including instalment due dates and online payments.

Rates Instalment Dates for 2020/2021

One Payment
Due Date 15 September 2020
Two Instalments
First Instalment 15 September 2020
Second Instalment 16 November 2020
Four Instalments
First Instalment 15 September 2020
Second Instalment 16 November 2020
Third Instalment 18 January 2021
Fourth Instalment 22 March 2021
Please note the Two Instalments option attracts 2% pa interest and an administration fee of $5.
Please note the Four Instalments option attracts 2% pa interest and an administration fee of $15.
DIRECT DEBIT
You can also make a formal payment arrangement to have automatic deductions by direct debit on a Friday from your bank account. More information can be found below.

FAQs

Change of Address Notification

If you are moving please complete the Change of Address Notification form below.

Change of Address Notification Form

How to pay your rates

Pay your rates online

Use the link below to pay your rates online via 'Secure Pay'.

Enter your Customer Reference Number and other details, then click on 'Make Payment'.

Secure Pay-Rates Online Payment Service

Use this link to pay your rates online via Secure Pay.

Pay your rates by mail

Detach the slip on the bottom of your rates notice and send with a cheque to 6 Paterson Street, Mundijong, WA 6123.

Please make your cheque payable to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Pay your rates by BPay

Payments can be made via BPay (either phone or online) by contacting your bank and using the Biller Code 21220 and unique reference number included at the bottom of your rate notice under Method of Payment.

Pay your rates in person

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at our Administration Centre between the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Payment can also be made at any Australia Post outlet with your original rates notice (instalments cannot be made as a barcode is required).

Formal Direct Debit

You can make a formal payment arrangement to have automatic deductions by direct debit on a Friday from your bank account. Payments can occur weekly, fortnightly or monthly. 

Please note these options attracts 8% pa interest. Any dishonored payments will incur dishonor fees of $20.

To apply please complete and return the form below. If you have any questions please contact the Rates team.

Rates Team
Phone 9526 1111
Email info@sjshire.wa.gov.au
Payment Arrangement for Shire Rates and Services Form

Complete this form to arrange to pay your rates via a formal direct debit.

Pensioner and Seniors Rebate

Elderly Couple

The Office of State Revenue provides eligible pensioners and seniors with a rebate or deferment of their local government rates and emergency services levy.

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must own and occupy the property as their ordinary place of residence on 1 July of the current financial year.

To be eligible for a rebate, pensioners/seniors must register with Water Corporation

  • The due date for payment of rates for eligible pensioners/seniors within the Shire is 30 June of the current financial year
  • Pensioners/seniors within the Shire are exempt from administration fees associated with rates
  • No late payment penalty interest

The rebate will be applied from the date of registration with the Water Corporation.

Please download a Pensioners and Seniors Fact Sheet

More information on the State Revenue – Pensioners and Seniors Rebate Scheme can be found here.

Rates Concessions

How do I apply for a rates concession?

You can apply for concessions relating to farmland and conservation activities on your property. Eligible properties in the UV Rural category can have their rate in the dollar reduced by 31% for farmland and 50% for conservation.

Farmland concessions are reviewed every two years. Please call the Rates Team on 9526 1111 to make an application. Applications are effective from 1 July.

For more information on the concessions please read the below information.

Farmland Concession

Council Policy 3.2.7 - Farmland Concessions

Conservation Concession

Information Note on Conservation Zones

Council Policies

Financial Hardship Policy

Council acknowledges that due to exceptional circumstances ratepayers may, at times, encounter difficulty in paying rates and service charges as they fall due.

Whilst acknowledging all landowners should make an equitable contribution toward funding the cost of the provision of the essential services provided by the Shire, it is not the intention of Council to cause hardship to any ratepayer through the Council’s debt recovery procedures and consideration will be given to acceptable arrangements to clear any debt.

You can view the Shire's Financial Hardship Policy here.

Application

Refund Policy

Where Council agrees that a refund is due in respect of Rates, then:

  • Request is received in writing for a refund with proof of payment.
  • Bank account details are included in the written request for refund.
  • The funds are credited back to the payer via the creditor payment process.
  • Payments are made weekly.
  • Remittance advice is emailed to requester when the funds leave our bank.

Privacy Policy

Personal information collected for our online payments includes your credit card details and account information. This information is required to process your bill payments and may be shared by us for these purposes between SecurePay (our payment gateway provider), banks and financial institutions.

If you wish to request access to any personal information we have collected about you for the purposes of accepting an online payment, please contact us.

Security Policy

Our website uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption where your payment details are collected. This protects the confidentiality of your credit card information while it is transmitted over the internet.

We do not store your credit card number. To protect your credit card details we ask that you re-enter your credit card number for each transaction.