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Rates and Charges Information

The Shire of York issues rates each financial year to fund Council’s services. These include:

  • Infrastructure and Property Services: local roads, bridges, footpaths, drainage, waste collection and management.
  • Provision of Recreation Facilities: parks, swimming pool, recreation centre, Town Hall.
  • Health Services: water and food inspection, toilet facilities, noise control and animal control.
  • Community Services: aged care and accommodation, community group/event sponsorship.
  • Planning and Building Services
  • Administration of Facilities: cemeteries, public parking.
  • Cultural Facilities and Services: library, tourist information service and Residency Museum.

Rates account for approximately 50% of the Shire’s revenue. The rate in the dollar is determined based on the predicted revenue needed to meet budget requirements.

The Shire of York provides other services to the residents which are chargeable, over and above the rates.

Anyone owning residential or commercial property within the Shire of York is a ratepayer and is required to pay the rates levied. Some government bodies, educational and registered charitable organisations are exempt from paying rates.

The 2023/24 rates and charges will be issued on 14 September 2023 and are due on 19 October 2023.

View the 23/24 Rates Information Sheet

Payment Options

There are two payment options available to ratepayers in the Shire of York.

  • Payment in full.
  • Payment by four instalments.

2023/24 Payment Dates:


Payment in Full 19 October 2023
First Instalment 19 October 2023
Second Instalment 20 December 2023
Third Instalment 21 February 2024
Fourth Instalment 24 April 2024

The instalment option is only available on balances above $200 where all arrears and interest are paid prior to or as part of the first instalment. An Instalment Reminder Notice will be issued no less than 28 days before each instalment is due.

Interest will apply to all outstanding balances at a rate of 7% per annum, calculated daily.

Rates Payment Incentives

Pay your 2023/24 rates and charges in full by 19 October 2023 and receive 1.5% discount off your rates ( excluding other charges ). 

Change of Details

The Shire of York must be advised in writing of any changes that may affect the property or the postal address for serving of the rate notices.

When a property is sold or the land transferred, the person selling or transferring the land, the settlement agents or the new owner is responsible for advising the Shire of York of the sale or transfer of the land.  This also applies to change of postal address or change of Title Deed details due to marriage, separation or death. 

A Change of Details Form can be obtained from the Shire of York Administration Office or by clicking here.

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Please contact The Shire of York Rates Officer if you have any queries.

Telephone 9641 0507