Rates Declaration


Rates for 2017/18 were declared at Council's meeting held 18 July 2017. You can view the full minutes here - Council Minutes - July 2017(488 kb) 

Method of Valuing Land

In the Wudinna District Council properties are rated on their capital value as provided to the Council by the Valuer General's Office. Each year (usually in July) Council declares a rate-in-the-dollar, which is applied to all district properties. This declaration appears in the 'West Coast Sentinel' newspaper and the Government Gazette.

Fore more information about Valuations visit the website of the Local Government Association of South Australia. http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=326

Council continues to use Capital Values as the basis to value all land within the Council area. Capital Value is the value of land and all the improvements on the land.

Differential General Rates

The Council will impose differenctial general rates by reference to locality: All land classified as being within the declared township areas and all other land.

Townships areas: 0.472 cents
All other areas (Primary Production): 0.605 cents

Minimum Rate

For 2017/18 Council have declared a minimum rate of $435.


The Council provides a Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) to all properties in Wudinna. A service charge of $325 per unit on occupied land and $290 for vacant land will apply.

Natural Resources (EPNRM) Levy

Council is required to contribute towards the EPNRM Board and has been advised that the Wudinna Council's contribution for 2017/18 is $69,549.

Declared differential separate rates varying on the basis of land use on all rateable land in the area of the Council in order to reimburse the Council for amounts contributed to the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resource Management Board.
a)   A land use of Primary Production, a Separate Rate of $147.51 per assessment;
b)   A land use of:
         i.  Commercial
        ii.  Industrial
A separate rate of $110.63 per assessment;
c)       A land use of:
         i.  Residential
        ii.  Vacant Land
       iii.  Other
A separate rate of $73.75 per assessment.

For more information on this levy, we encourage you to visit: www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/eyrepeninsula/about-us/nrm-levy

Wudinna Homes for the Aged - Seperate Rate

In accordance with Section 154(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999, the Wudinna District Council imposes a separate rate of $176 based on a proportional basis of expenditure incurred in maintaining the Cottage home reserve area.

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296