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Rates and Charges

Property rates are Council's principal revenue source.

Valuations provided by the Valuer-General are used to calculate the rates on each property. These calculations, known as the Assessed Annual Value (AAV) are subject to six-yearly revaluations and two-yearly adjustment factors.

Read more about the Property Valuation and Adjustment Factors here or via this website -

Notice is hereby given that Council made its rates and charges for the 2017/18 financial year at Meeting held on Monday 19 June 2017.

The following is a summary of the rates and charges for the 2017/18 financial year:



General Rate

7.52¢ (min $185)

Urban Fire Protection Rate

0.402¢ (min $39)

Other Fire Protection Service Rate

0.379¢ (min $39)

Waste Management Charge (Waratah)


Kerbside Garbage Collection 


Kerbside Recyclables Collection


Waste Management Services


Stormwater Removal
   – Wynyard district


Stormwater Removal
   – Somerset district


Council offers 5% a discount to those who choose to pay their rates by 31 August 2017.

Alternatively payments can be made in two instalments on 22 September 2017 and 19 January 2018. Full rates are due on 6 October 2017 if not paying by instalment or in the discount period.

Rates payments online can be made via this link

Payments can also be made via the following methods:

By mailing your payment: Please send your cheque or money order details with the payment slip from your Notice of Rates to Waratah-Wynyard Council, PO Box 168, Wynyard, Tas 7325.

Paying in person: Please present your payment and rates notice to the Cashier at the Council Office, 21 Saunders Street, Wynyard; Council Office, Smith Street, Waratah; or at the Somerset Newsagency, Somerset.

Payment by phone - credit card only: Please phone 1300 276 468 (1300 BPOINT)

BPAY: Contact your bank or financial institution to make this payment from your cheque, savings, debit, credit card or transaction account. More information is available at

BPAY View: BPAY View® sends your bills straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. All you need is online banking and your most recent rates notice.

With email, SMS or bank message reminders* and secure online or mobile access, BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time† from anywhere in the world^.

Information on rates and charges for the 2017/18 financial year is available by clicking here.

BPAY ® and BPAY View ® are trademarks of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. *Notification options may vary for each Financial Institution. Contact your Financial Institution for further information and terms and conditions. †Subject to availability of funds. ^BPAY View is accessible anytime and anywhere you have access to your online, mobile or phone bank.

A full copy of the rates resolution is available from the Council Offices.

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email:
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