Pay My Rates

Rates payment due dates and instalment option

Annual rate payments are due on 23 August 2019.

You can pay your rates in one single payment by the 23 August 2019, or alternatively, you can pay by four instalments on the following dates:

  • Instalment 1 - due 23 August 2019
  • Instalment 2 - due 25 October 2019
  • Instalment 3 - due 3 January 2020
  • Instalment 4 - due 6 March 2020

Important note: If you pay by instalments, a $5 administration fee per instalment applies (excludes pensioners/seniors).  The first instalment (inclusive of any arrears) must be paid by the date specified on the Rate Notice.  Otherwise, this option is not available and rates must be paid in full.  If this occurs, penalty interest of 7% per annum on rates and charges will apply daily as long as the rates remain unpaid (eligible pensioners/seniors excluded).

How to pay your rates

There are various ways you can pay your rates. Please select from the following options:


Pay rates online opens in a new window with a valid credit card (Visa or Mastercard) via our SecurePay hosted secure payment gateway.

Please enter numbers only for your Property Number - no letters, dashes or spaces.

To find your Property Number, look for the 'Property Number' found on the top right hand side of your Rate Notice.


You can pay your rates via BPay through your financial institution. Credit card payments are accepted.

Please quote Biller ID: 16212 and your Reference Number which you can find on your Rate Notice.


Call 1300 085 035 anytime to pay your rates by a Master or Visa credit card.

Pay rates in person

You can pay your rates in person at:

Council Administration Office
9 Coleville Crescent
Spearwood (corner Rockingham Road)
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
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Present your Rate Notice intact to the cashier at the Council Administration Office.  Payments by credit card or EFTPOS accepted.

Centrepay deductions

Centrepay is a free bill paying service for Centrelink customers.

Please contact Centrelink on 13 23 00 or visit their office and provide them with the City of Cockburn Service Provider's Centrepay Reference Number and your Account Number.

  • Centrepay Reference Number: 555025770X

  • Your Account Number (Property Number) - you will find the Property Number on your Rate Notice.

Australia Post

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Direct debit

You can pay your rates automatically from a nominated bank account (savings and cheque accounts only). Credit card payments are not accepted. Payments are deducted on Friday's only.

For more information, please contact Rates Services by calling 08 9411 3444 or 


The City has introduced SmartRates to make it easier for households to manage their rate payments throughout the year by allowing you to pay weekly or fortnightly, ensuring your rates are paid before the end of each financial year.

You have the option to spread your payment over 22 or 43 payments. SmartRates also means less administration fees, and the direct debit continues year after year, meaning you don't have to remember to pay by a certain time - it's that easy! Note that the option cost is a ‘total cost’ option and is not charged on each instalment.

Further information is provided on your 2019/20 annual Rate Notice, or call 08 9411 3444.

SmartRates Direct Debit Application Forms must be submitted by 21 August 2019 in time for payments to commence on 23 August 2019. Forms received after 21 August 2019 will not be accepted and you will need to contact Rates Services to discuss an alternative payment arrangement.

To implement SmartRates, please submit the application before 21 August 2019. 

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SmartRates Payment Dates 2019/20

View the weekly and fortnightly payment dates for 2019/20 below.

Weekly Payment Dates 2019/20
Payment Number Weekly Payment Dates
1 23/08/2019
2 30/08/2019
3 06/09/2019
4 13/09/2019
5 20/09/2019
6 27/09/2019
7 04/10/2019
8 11/10/2019
9 18/10/2019
10 25/10/2019
11 01/11/2019
12 08/11/2019
13 15/11/2019
14 22/11/2019
15 29/11/2019
16 06/12/2019
17 13/12/2019
18 20/11/2019
19 27/12/2019
20 03/01/2020
21 10/01/2020
22 17/01/2020
23 24/01/2020
24 31/01/2020
25 07/02/2020
26 14/02/2020
27 21/02/2020
28 28/02/2020
29 06/03/2020
30 13/03/2020
31 20/03/2020
32 27/03/2020
33 03/04/2020
34 10/04/2020
35 17/04/2020
36 24/04/2020
37 01/05/2020
38 08/05/2020
39 15/05/2020
40 22/05/2020
41 29/05/2020
42 05/06/2020
43 12/06/2020
Fortnightly Payment Dates 2019/20
Payment Number Fortnightly Payment Dates
1 23/08/2019
2 06/09/2019
3 20/09/2019
4 04/10/2019
5 18/10/2019
6 01/11/2019
7 15/11/2019
8 29/11/2019
9 13/12/2019
10 27/12/2019
11 10/01/2020
12 24/01/2020
13 07/02/2020
14 21/02/2020
15 06/03/2020
16 20/03/2020
17 03/04/2020
18 17/04/2020
19 01/05/2020
20 15/05/2020
21 29/05/2020
22 12/06/2020


Difficulty paying rates?

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your rates, you can request to enter into an alternative payment arrangement. Late payment interest of 7% may apply (excluding eligible seniors and pensioners).

All applications must be made in writing and can be submitted to Rates Services by or post your request to:

City of Cockburn
Rates Services
PO Box 1215
Bibra Lake DC WA 6956

Rates rebate for pensioners and seniors

As a senior or pensioner, you may be eligible to receive rebates on your rates. You may also qualify for a deferment on paying your rates. For more information, including eligibility, refer to the Pensioner and Senior Concessions and Rebates page.

More information and contact

The City accepts no responsibility for correspondence not being received, being received late due to postal delays, or being illegible.

For more information please email or call 08 9411 3444.
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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