Rates Enquiries:

For any enquires regarding rates please contact our Rates Team:

Telephone: (08) 9461 3296
Fax: (08) 9461 3069
Email: rates@cityofperth.wa.gov.au
or contact us using our:

City of Perth Annual Budget

The City's Annual Budget document is provided for your reference: City of Perth Annual Budget 2018-19.pdf

Rates Instalment due dates

Instalment schedule Issue date Due date for payment
Notice issued Monday, 16 July 2018 Tuesday, 21 August 2018
2nd instalment Tuesday, 11 September 2018 Tuesday, 16 October 2018
3rd instalment Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Tuesday, 18 December 2018
4th instalment Monday, 14 January 2019 Monday, 18 February 2019


Objects of Differential Rates

Notice of Intention to Levy

Differential Rates

Differential Rates adopted on 3 July 2018 for the 2018/2019 financial year.

Land Use                                                                        Cents per Dollar

Commercial (including Retail and Hotel)                        5.56344
Office                                                                                    4.55125
Residential                                                                           5.74033
Vacant Land                                                                         6.25865

Minimum Payment                                                             $705

Please click here for the objects and reasons

Emergency Services Levy (ESL)

The State Government introduced an Emergency Services Levy (ESL) in 2003/04 to fund the services provided by the Department of Fire and Emergencies Services of Western Australia (DFES). Local Councils across the state are required to include the levy on their rates accounts and collect it on behalf of DFES. Enquiries regarding ESL may be directed to DFES on:
Telephone 1300 136 099 or by visiting http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/

2018/19 rate for ESL is 1.4486 cents per dollar of valuation – in DFES’s Category 1 Area. The minimum charge for ESL is $82.  The maximum charge for Residential, Multi Residential and Vacant properties is $430.  The maximum charge for Commercial, Industrial and Miscellaneous is $245,000.

Waste Management Service

The City has a separate waste management charge, to encourage waste minimisation. The charges are recorded separately so that ratepayers can easily identify them. In keeping with the "user pays" principle, those ratepayers who wish to make greater demands on this service will also contribute more to maintain it.

The waste management charges are annual charges for a weekly collection service.

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

GST does not apply to Local Government Rates or ESL. It is applicable to rubbish hire service charges on the Rates notices.

Rates and Ownership Details

The City provides the following rates and ownership details:

Street Order Roll - Paper Copy (*This cannot be purchased for Commercial purposes)

Cost $220

Property Orders & Requisitions

Cost $95.00

Rate Enquiries

Cost $44.50

*Note:  Amendments to the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 now restrict the availability of electoral and rate record details to the public.  A person wanting a copy of information of the rate record (street order roll) must now complete a statutory declaration confirming that the information will not be used for commercial puruposes.

“Commercial purpose” is defined as: to seek to obtain by formal application a public record for the purpose of the sale or resale or the producing of a document containing all or part of the copy, printout or photograph for sale, and/or obtaining of names and addresses from the public record for the purpose of solicitation, and/or monetary gain from the direct or indirect use of the public record.


Changes to Property Valuations Explained

Click on this link to have your interim rates explained. 

Objections and Appeals related to Gross Rental Values

Landgate’s Valuation Services has conducted a General Valuation of the Gross Rental Values (GRV’s) of properties within the City of Perth.  This is in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act 1978 and is conducted every 3 years.  The new GRV’s are effective from 1 July 2017 and apply to the Rates and Emergency Services Levy.  The volatility in Perth’s rental market over the past few years has caused significant movement in some Gross Rental assessments.  Please note that the GRV’s have been determined on the valuation date of 1 August 2015.  The previous valuation date was 1 August 2012.

The Valuation of Land Act part IV sets out the manner in which objections and appeals may be instituted in regards to valuations. A property owner may lodge an objection against the valuation of a property within 60 days of the date of issue of a rate notice. Please go to Landgate's website at www.landgate.wa.gov.au or call them direct on (08) 9273 7373. 

Ratepayers should note that the rates must be paid as assessed, irrespective of when an Objection has been lodged. Any reduction in valuation and therefore rates, as a result of a successful Objection, will be refunded. Objections are not applicable on Instalment notices. Each rate notice details the property land use. If you believe that the land use is incorrectly shown, please advise Council's Rates section.

If you wish to make a formal objection to the valuation after you have made contact with their office, you can download the form via the following website: http://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/for-individuals/land-values/lodging-an-objection

Click here to view the Landgate Revaluation Services Brochure.