Rates Declaration


Rates for 2019-20 were declared at Council's meeting held 16 July 2019.

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.

For 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: 0.498 cents
All other areas (Primary Production): 0.5702 cents


Minimum Rate

For 2019-20 Council have declared a minimum rate of $460.


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.

Waste Collection Service Charge

The proposed annual Waste Collection Service Charge of $220 will be applied to all properties where the service is available.

If landowners outside of the collection zones wish to make use of the collection service, they may apply to council and a scaled service charge (as per Section 13(2) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013) will be applied according to the distance from their property to the bin bank site.

If anyone (including commercial/community organisations) require additional wheelie bins, they can apply to Council. These will be capped at a maximum of 2 bins per residential property and 10 bins per commercial/community organisation property.

Commercial and community organisations who believe that they do not require the service may apply to 'opt-out' of the service.

Remissions (in part) for concession cardholders may be provided upon application.

Waste Collection & Disposal Policy(550 kb)

Mobile Garbage Bin Collection Form(166 kb)

Rate Remission Application Form(166 kb)

Natural Resources (EPNRM) Levy

Council is required to contribute towards the EPNRM Board and has been advised that the Wudinna Council's contribution for 2019-20 is $74,932.

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 $155.98 per assessment;
b)   A land use of:
         i.  Commercial
        ii.  Industrial
A separate rate of $116.96 per assessment;
c)       A land use of:
         i.  Residential
        ii.  Vacant Land
       iii.  Other
A separate rate of $77.97 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.