Payment of Rates


A discount of 2.5% is offered to those that pay their rates in full by close of business on the due date. If payment in full has not been made by that date or the four instalment option plan not taken up and adhered to, a penalty interest rate of 5.5% will apply (calculated daily until paid). 

Council offers a four instalment option for those who do not wish to pay their rates in full by the due date. If you take up the instalment option a fee of $15.00 will be divided over the 2nd, 3rd & 4th instalments, plus 5.5% interest will be charged on the outstanding instalment amounts after the initial payment.

Where no election has been made to enter into an Instalment Option or alternative arrangements made, and where Rates and Service Charges remain outstanding 35 days after the date of issue, Legal Action may be taken for their recovery. All costs associated with the Legal Action are recoverable from the Ratepayer and will be added to the rates assessment.

Easy Ways to Pay Your Account

It is the ratepayer’s responsibility to ensure all payments are received at the Shire by the due date to receive the discount.

By Electronic Funds Transfer

Please ensure that you use your assessment number and surname as the reference.

Example: A12345 Surname

Bank Name:           Bankwest

BSB:                      306-024

Account:                 0108543

Please allow 3 - 5 working days for your deposit to reach our account

By Mail

Detach slip at bottom of notice and make cheque/money order payable to:

Shire of Morawa

PO Box 14


Please allow time for postage

In Person

Shire of Morawa Administration Office, 26 Winfield Street, Morawa

Between the hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Cash, EFTPOS or cheques are accepted. Cheques must be made out to the Shire of Morawa

By Phone

Credit card payments are accepted by phone

Phone: 08 96971 1204

Please quote your assessment number/s as a reference.

If you are unable to pay your rates in full or by the two or four instalment option due to financial hardship, you can apply to the Shire for a special arrangement. However there will be an administration fee and penalty interest will accrue at a rate of 5.5%, added to your assessment.