Rates Calculation

Rates 2020/2021

The Shires annual rates for 2020/21 have been issued. 

The Rates Notices were printed and posted to all ratepayers on the 7th August 2020. 

If you don't receive your notice in the next couple of weeks, or if you have any queries in regards to your notice, please contact the Shire Administration Office. 

Rates Information

Rating & Taxing Values.  This also contains information of where to apply if you wish to raise any objections to your rates.

Valuer General's Guide to Rating and Taxing Values

How to pay your rates

In person at the Shire Office – 66 Railway Street, Trayning. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS or by credit card. ( Note, we can not take credit card payments over the phone)
Cheque or money orders should be payable to the Shire of Trayning.

If you wish to discuss your rates you can contact the Finance Manager on 9683 1001.

  1. Early Incentive Prize Draw before 16th September 2020
  2. In Full - on or before 16th September 2020
  3. By Four Instalments:
    • 1st – 16th September 2020
    • 2nd – 16th November 2020
    • 3rd – 18th January 2021
    • Final Instalment 18th March 2021
  4. By choosing method 3 the following fees apply: 
    • Instalment Interest rate of 5.5%
    • Administration Charge of $15.00.
    • These charges have been included in the instalment amounts on the rates notice.
  5. Special Payment Arrangements (available on application)
    • Payments by Direct Credit to the Shire bank account either fortnightly or monthly
    • Late payment interest rate of 8% and a $15.00 administration fee applies to all special arrangements

It is the owners responsibility to notify the Shire of any changes to your ownership details including your address and phone number.  Changes can only be requested in writing by the current owner(s).

Rates Incentive Competition

Ratepayers who pay their rates in full will gain automatic entry into our draw to win various prizes.  Simply pay your full annual rates amount by the 16th September 2020 and your name will go in the draw.  The winners will be contacted by phone, announced in the Ninghan News and on the Shire of Trayning’s Facebook page immediately after the draw.

Consequences of Non-Payment of Rates

Where no election has been made to enter into an instalment option or payment arrangement and where rates remain outstanding after the due date, legal action WILL be taken for their recovery, as well as the costs of proceedings, if any, for that recovery, in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Emergency Services Levy

Local Governments collect a levy on behalf of the Department Fire and Emergency Services Authority (DFES) by including it on Council rate notices. Funds collected are forwarded to DFES for redistribution throughout the State.