About Rates and Fire Control Order

City of Cockburn ratepayers enjoy one of the lowest levels of Council rates in the metropolitan area.

The amount of 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 3 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 rubbish service and mobile bin levy where applicable.

Refer to the brochure below for detailed information about:
  • What rates are used for
  • How to calculate your rates
  • Additional charges, including underground power and emergency services levy
  • Your responsibilities under the Fire Control Order.

Related Documents

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Rates Brochure 2018-19 PDF document
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Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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