Rates and Charges Information

The Shire of York levies 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 2019/20 rates and charges are to be issued on 26 July 2019 and are due on 2 September 2019.

Payment Options

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

  • Payment in full.
  • Payment by four instalments.

2019/20 Payment Dates:


Payment in Full 2 September 2019
First Instalment 2 September 2019
Second Instalment 8 November 2019
Third Instalment 13 January 2020
Fourth Instalment 20 March 2020

Where the instalment option is taken, an additional instalment administration charge and apportioned interest is to be applied. 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.

Once the due date has passed for payment, interest will apply to all outstanding balances at a rates of 9% per annum, calculated daily.

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.

Relevant Links

Payment Methods

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Pensioners and Seniors


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

Telephone 9641 0509
Email records@york.wa.gov.au