COVID19 and Rates
The City of Kwinana Council unanimously voted, at its electronic Council meeting on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, in favour of not increasing its total rate income from last year by applying a zero percent rates increase for this year to try and help alleviate some of the financial burden being faced by residents in the face of COVID-19.
If you are facing financial hardship due to COVID19 and you're not sure how you will pay your rates, you can read the Financial Hardship Policy or contact us to discuss your situation.
Where do I find information on this year's rates?
What are rates and why do I pay them?
How are rates calculated?
What is GRV?
What is UV?
What different payment methods are available?
View full details on the different payment methods available.
Instalments are offered to all ratepayers on the rate notice (with associated instalment interest and administration charges as set by Council - current rates due by registered pensioners are excluded).
Instalments are 2 months apart. Ratepayers may elect to pay by the 2 or 4 instalment option simply by paying the amount of the first instalment by the due date shown on their annual rate notice. When such an election is made, reminder notices are sent to ratepayers 28 days before each subsequent instalment is due. Ratepayers who pay the first instalment late do not have the right to elect to pay by instalments - if this occurs; the City has the right to insist that rates are paid in full.
Direct Debit Instalments are offered on a weekly or fortnightly basis as indicated on your Annual Rate Notice. An administration fee and penalty interest of 5.5% is applicable (registered pensioners / seniors excluded). Completed request forms must be returned to the City by the specified date on your rate notice.
Please contact the City
if you have any queries regarding these payment options.
What options are available for pensioners and seniors?
What is the Emergency Services Levy?
The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is a State Government charge which is forwarded to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). DFES funds Western Australia’s fire and emergency services including all career Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Bush Fire Brigades, SES units and DFES units throughout WA. For further information, visit the DFES website or phone 1300 136 099. Pensioners or Seniors who are eligible for a concession will also be entitled to a similar concession on the Emergency Services Levy.
Where do I find the City's fees and charges?
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