If you are unable to pay your rates installments due to financial hardship, you can apply for a payment arrangement.
Please note: The special administration fee has been waived and no penalty interest will be charged for the 2020/2021 rating period, as part of the Covide-19 initiative.
Please also note: Pensioners are not charged any administration fee when setting up a payment arrangement.
Please let us know promptly, in writing, of any changes to your contact details. Property owners must make sure that the City has the correct address and contact details for the service of notices.
Under the provisions of the Local Government Act, when a person sells or disposes of land, the owner/agent must advise the City in writing, within 21 days of the change in ownership, giving full details of the purchaser.
If you feel that the valuation applied to your property is incorrect, you can lodge an objection with Landgate's Valuer General's Office, within 60 days of the issue of your rates notice. For more information, please contact the Valuer General's Office on (08) 9273 7373 or visit Landgate's website landgate.wa.gov.au/valuations.
Section 6.81of the Local Government act 1995 refers that rates assessments are required to be paid by the due date, irrespective of whether an objection or appeal has been lodged. In the event of a successful objection or appeal, the rates will be adjusted, and you will be advised accordingly. Credit balance may be refunded or request.
GST is not payable on your rates assessment.
All property owners in Western Australia contribute to the fire and emergency services through the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).
Local Governments collect the levy on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). All funds collected are forwarded directly to DFES, who then redistribute the money to emergency services throughout the State.
State Government legislation requires that all private swimming pool enclosures must be inspected at least every 4 years.