Pay your rates

This page provides information about the various payment methods you can use to pay your rates.

Payment options

Online via credit card

Use our online payment system to pay directly to the City using your credit card. We accept Mastercard and Visa only. 

Pay online

Direct debit

Pay your rates automatically by direct debit from your nominated bank account. Please note the City is unable to take direct debit payments from a credit card. 

If you still wish to schedule a direct debit or rates smoothing arrangement please contact the City's rates team on (08) 9205 8555.

The City has three different direct debit options:

Pay in full via direct debit

Pay your rates in full via a once off direct debit shown as option 1 on your rates notice.

Direct debit instalments

Pay your rates via direct debit using instalment options shown as option 2 or option 3 on your rates notice.

If you wish to switch to paying your instalments via direct debit please proceed to the online application by clicking the button below.

Please note: any arrears will be added to the next direct debit instalment payment. If you have any concerns or queries please speak to a Rates Officer on 9205 8555

Setup direct debit  

Rates smoothing

Rates smoothing gives you the choice of a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment schedule as shown on your rates notice and is deducted by direct debit from your nominated bank account.

  • The City of Stirling’s rates smoothing arrangement for this year, runs from 26 August 2020 to 9 June 2021
  • Rates smoothing continues each year until you contact us in writing advising that you wish to cancel
  • Weekly and fortnightly payments will always be drawn on a Wednesday.

For more information or to view terms and conditions, visit the rates FAQs page or to discuss making an alternative payment arrangement, contact the City on (08) 9205 8555 or use the Customer enquiry and feedback form.


If your financial institution is registered with BPAY, you can make payment directly from your cheque, savings or credit card account.

Biller code: 5231

Payment numbers can be found on the top right corner of your rates notice. The number is 10 digits long and starts with ‘10’.

In person

LocationOperating hoursAccepted payment methods

Main Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021

8:30am - 5:00pm

Monday to Friday


Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka

21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061

9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday


Stirling Libraries - Dianella

Waverley Street, Dianella WA 6059

9:00am - 4:30pm   

Monday to Friday


Stirling Libraries - Inglewood

895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052  

9:00am - 4:30pm   

Monday to Friday


 Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup

Davenport Street, Karrinyup WA 6018 

9:00am - 4:30pm   

Monday to Friday


Stirling Libraries - Osborne

9 Royal Street, Tuart Hill WA 6060

9:00am - 4:30pm   

Monday to Friday


Stirling Libraries - Scarborough 

173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough WA 6019 

9:00am - 4:30pm   

Monday to Friday

  • Please note that the debit card transaction limit is AU$1,000 per transaction and the credit card limit is AU $100,000
  • Credit and debit cards accepted: MasterCard or Visa.


Payments must be made payable to the City of Stirling, PO Box 1533 OSBORNE PARK WA 6916.

Cheques and money orders are accepted.

Australia Post

Payments can be made at any Australia Post branch by cash, cheque or debit card. Please note that credit card payments are not accepted. You can use the barcode on your rates notice to assist in payment.


Ratepayers can call our 24-hour secure payment line on 1300 661 144. Please note that only Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted, with a limit of $100,000.00 per day.

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Did you know?

Rates notices are automatically sent to your postal address unless you register to receive your rates notice via email.

Rates Prize Draw

Due to the Covide-19 the prize draw for the 2020 rates period has been suspended.

The 2019 Rates Prize Draw was held on Wednesday 2 October 2019 with a great turn out of sponsors, Councillors, staff and our prize winners. A total prize pool valued at over $70,000 was on offer with winners eagerly awaiting the draw to see which of the amazing prizes they had one.

A full list of prize winners can be found on the news article and a photo gallery of images is below.

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How rates are calculated

Rates are calculated by multiplying a property's gross rental value (GRV) by the rate in the dollar, subject to a minimum payment which is set each year by the City. Minimum payments are set in recognition of the fact that every property receives some level of benefit from works, services and facilities provided by the City.

Gross Rental Value

Gross rental value (GRV)

Gross rental value (GRV) is the fair rental value of your property, as determined by the state government body Landgate. It is an estimate of how much you could expect to receive if you were to rent your property. GRVs are subject to revaluation every three years as they can change following building and demolition works to a property, and subdivisions.

For more information, please visit the Landgate website.