A rate of 0.0022738 in the dollar for residential properties
A rate of 0.0037517 in the dollar for all "other" properties
$1,193.00 minimum rate
A rate of 0.000095 in the dollar for NRM Levy
Click the link to view the Town of Walkerville Annual Business Plan and Budget
Payment of Rates
Rates are payable in four approximately equal instalments. You may elect to pay any instalment in advance. The Council may agree to alternative payment arrangements on an individual basis. We will send you further notices for each quarter. If the amount due remains unpaid after the due date, it may be recovered in a court of competent jurisdiction.
The Council has decided that the payment of rates will be due and payable on the following dates:
- 1st payment: 11 September 2019
- 2nd payment: 11 December 2019
- 3rd payment: 11 March 2020
- 4th payment: 11 June 2020
- Telephone and Internet banking - Bpay
- By telephone on 1300 276 468
- Internet at Council's Online Services
- In person at the Council offices (EFTPOS facilities are available)
- By post (cheque or money order) to Town of Walkerville, PO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081
- Australia Post (in person, phone and internet)
- On-line from the Kiosk at Woolworths Shopping Centre, Walkerville
State Government concessions
The State Government offers a single ‘Cost of Living Concession' provided directly to those who are eligible.
This payment may be used for any purpose, including offsetting Council rates. To check eligibility contact the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Concessions Hotline 1800 307 758 or at www.sa.gov.au
Ratepayers who are unable to pay their account for rates by the due date should contact the Council before the rates full into arrears to confidentially discuss alternative payment options on 8342 7100.
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Fines for Late Payment
Rates will be overdue if they have not been paid by the ‘last day for payment’ date shown on the front of the notice. After this date, additional charges will apply:
- a fine of 2% of the amount due will be added immediately, and
- at the end of each month thereafter, interest (at the rate prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999) will be added on any balance (including interest) not then paid.
Certain persons/and or organisations may be eligible for a rebate, e.g. community groups, health and education organisations. A Rate Rebate form link is at the bottom of the page.
Postponement of Rates
Ratepayers who hold a State Seniors Card or who are eligible to hold a State Seniors Card (and have applied for one) are able to apply to Council to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence. Postponed rates remain a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of.
Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy
Council collects a regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy on behalf of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board. The NRM Board sets the levy which goes towards managing and protecting priority water, land, marine and biodiversity assets. Council has no influence on how the Board sets the levy. For general NRM levy enquiries call the NRM Board on 8273 9100 or go to www.nrm.sa.gov.au
Persons on the State House of Assembly Electoral Roll are automatically included in the Council Voters Roll and entitled to vote in Council elections. Others who are ratepayers may also be entitled to be enrolled on the Council Voters Roll and will need to apply for enrolment.
Objection to Valuation
You may object to the valuation referred to in this notice by writing served personally or by post on the Valuer-General within 60 days after the date of service of this notice.
(a) if you have previously received a notice or notices under the Local Government Act 1999 referring to the valuation and informing you of a 60-day objection period, the objection period is 60 days after service of the first such notice;
(b) you may not object to the valuation if the Valuer-General has already considered an objection by you to that valuation.
The Valuer-General may extend the 60 day objection period where it be shown there is reasonable cause to do so by a person entitled to make an objection to a valuation.
A written objection to valuation must set out the full and detailed grounds for objection. Objections can also be submitted via an online form at http://www.sa.gov.au/landservices and enter “Objecting to a Valuation” in the search field. Differential rates (and or charges) imposed by rates (and or charges) are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.
Objections are to be forwarded to:
State Valuation Office
GPO Box 1354, Adelaide 5001
101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000
Phone 1300 653 345
Fax 08 8226 1428
Objection to Land Use
Differential general rates imposed by the Council are based on various land use categories. Should you have any reason to believe that the land use category applied to your account is incorrect, you may lodge a written objection with Council outlining the grounds upon which your objection is based. Objections must be submitted to Council within 60 days of receiving notice of the attribution of the land use. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.
Link to the following forms