Rates Payments

Rate notices are issued in August each year, with payment due in mid-September.

Payments to the Shire can be made a number of ways:

  • Online - On our payments page
  • By Phone – 1300 766 981 - have your rate notice and credit card available
  • By BPay – Biller Code 18804 - Your reference number is printed on your notice
  • By Mail – PO Box 676, Jurien Bay WA 6516 (cheques only)
  • In Person – Shire of Dandaragan, 69 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay. 9.00am to 4.00pm

Please note there is no surcharge for credit card payments.

What are the instalment options?

Rates can be paid by the four instalment plan with payments due in September, November, January and March. Due to COVID-19, no instalment fee is payable for the 2020/21 financial year.  The first instalment must be paid by the September due date on your notice and must include any arrears.

What if I cannot pay my account in full or by instalments?

Should none of the instalment options listed be suitable, ratepayers are welcome to approach the Shire with an alternative payment plan. This plan must be agreed upon by the Shire.  Please contact our Rates Officer on 9652 0800 to discuss your options.

What happens if I do not make a payment by the due date?

The Shire normally charges interest at a rate of 10% per annum calculated daily on any outstanding balance not being paid in instalments (excluding registered pensioners and seniors), however due to COVID-19, interest charged on overdue rates has been amended from 10% to 0% for the 2020/21 financial year.

Overdue rates and charges may be recovered by legal action, the cost of which will be payable by the ratepayer and be added to the rates assessment.

What if I am in severe financial hardship?

If you are unable to pay your rates due to financial hardship, please contact our Rates Department on 9652 0800 as soon as possible to discuss your options.