City of Cockburn ratepayers enjoy one of the lowest levels of Council rates in the metropolitan area.
The cost of your rates varies in line with the value of your property - the higher the value of your property, the more rates you pay. Values are assessed on the basis of the annual rental income potential of each residence (gross rental value) which is reviewed every three years by the Valuer Generals Office, or on un-improved value of vacant land (reviewed annually).
Council uses the Valuer General's values to calculate the amount of rates due. Additional charges include your rubbish and recycling service, the emergency services levy, the mobile bin levy, surcharge to units within a complex and the annual pool inspection levy where applicable.
Refer to the brochure below for detailed information about:
- What rates are used for
- How to calculate and pay your rates
- Additional charges
- Eligibility for a rebate or deferment
- If your circumstances change
- Trailor passes