Pay My Rates

Rates payment due dates and instalment option

Annual rate payments are due on 24 August 2018.

You can pay your rates in one single payment by the 24 August 2018, or alternatively, you can pay in four quarterly instalments on the following dates:

  • Instalment 1 - due 24 August 2018
  • Instalment 2 - due 26 October 2018
  • Instalment 3 - due 4 January 2019
  • Instalment 4 - due 8 March 2019

Important note: If you pay by instalments, a $5 administration fee per instalment applies (excludes pensioners/seniors).  The first instalment 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:

Online

Pay rates online 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.

BPay

You can pay your rates via BPay through your financial institution. Credit card payments are not accepted.

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

Phone

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

Any Australia Post outlet will accept your payment. Please take your Rate Notice with you. Credit card payments are not accepted.

Direct debit

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

For more information, please contact Rates Services by calling 08 9411 3444 or rates@cockburn.wa.gov.au 

SmartRates

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 2018/19 annual Rate Notice, or call 08 9411 3444.

To implement SmartRates, please complete the SmartRates Direct Debit Application Form

SmartRates Direct Debit Application Forms must be submitted by 22 August 2018 in time for payments to commence on 24 August 2018. Forms received after 22 August 2018 will not be accepted and you will need to contact Rates Services to discuss an alternative payment arrangement.

SmartRates Payment Dates 2018/19

View the weekly and fortnightly payment dates for 2018/19 below.

Weekly Payment Dates 2018/19
 
Payment Number Weekly Payment Dates
1 24/08/2018
2 31/08/2018
3 07/09/2018
4 14/09/2018
5 21/09/2018
6 28/09/2018
7 05/10/2018
8 12/10/2018
9 19/10/2018
10 26/10/2018
11 02/11/2018
12 09/11/2018
13 16/11/2018
14 23/11/2018
15 30/11/2018
16 07/12/2018
17 14/12/2018
18 21/12/2018
19 28/12/2018
20 04/01/2019
21 11/01/2019
22 18/01/2019
23 25/01/2019
24 01/02/2019
25 08/02/2019
26 15/02/2019
27 22/02/2019
28 01/03/2019
29 08/03/2019
30 15/03/2019
31 22/03/2019
32 29/03/2019
33 05/04/2019
34 12/04/2019
35 19/04/2019
36 26/04/2019
37 03/05/2019
38 10/05/2019
39 17/05/2019
40 24/05/2019
41 31/05/2019
42 07/06/2019
43 14/06/2019
 
Fortnightly Payment Dates 2018/19
Payment Number Fortnightly Payment Dates
1 24/08/2018
2 07/09/2018
3 21/09/2018
4 05/10/2018
5 19/10/2018
6 02/11/2018
7 16/11/2018
8 30/11/2018
9 14/12/2018
10 28/12/2018
11 11/01/2019
12 25/01/2019
13 08/02/2019
14 22/02/2019
15 08/03/2019
16 22/03/2019
17 05/04/2019
18 19/04/2019
19 03/05/2019
20 17/05/2019
21 31/05/2019
22 14/06/2019

 

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 rates@cockburn.wa.gov.au 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 rates@cockburn.wa.gov.au or call 08 9411 3444.
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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