Yes, the City provides the option of receiving your rates and instalment notices by email (eRates). Your six trailer passes will be posted out to you in due course. To register for this service, visit eRates Registration and sign up.
The Council provides many services including:
- Child, youth, family, seniors and aged services
- Community centres and sporting facilities
- Weekly collection of waste and recyclables, waste management and disposal
- Maintenance and upgrading of roads, drainage and footpaths
- Spot landscaping and beautification
- Land use planning and regulation
- Building licencing, regulation and advice
- Provision and management of beautiful parks, reserves, sporting facilities and ovals
- Management of beaches and beach reserves
- Management of lakes and nature reserves
- Free family concerts and events
- Generous community grants and donations programs
- Health services for the regulation and inspection of food premises, dust and noise monitoring to protect and improve community amenities, and management of contaminated sites
- Provision of public art.
The City will spend $215.3M on works and services in 2016/17, including $73M on capital projects.
This year, the City will commence and complete a number of major community infrastructure projects including the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC) and the new Bibra Lake Adventure Playground which incorporates references to the local environment, wildlife and the role it plays in the lives of local Aboriginal people.
The budget also includes the progressive refurbishment of older infrastructure, ensuring that the needs of the community continue to be met in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Council provide the following:
- 4 verge collections
- 2 general rubbish/junk collections
- 2 green waste collections
Find out more about verge collections
The City of Cockburn annual rates notices are mailed out around July/August each year. You can also pay your rates in four instalments throughout the year.
If you do not receive your rates notices, please email us or call 08 9411 3444. Please provide the following details:
- Full name
- Contact details
- Property address
- Postal address
Every ratepayer uses one or more facilities provided by Council.
The moment you drive out of your property onto a road you are using a Council facility. If you live outside of the City and have a rental property, your tenant uses the Council's facilities.
The following annual charge is in addition to your rates and are shown on your rates notices as they apply to your specific property.
Emergency Services Levy (ESL) - State Government charge
A compulsory charge for all property owners issued by the State Government. The levy is used to cover the cost of providing emergency services across the State. For 2017-18, the levy increased by 3.35 per cent. For more information visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
If your circumstances change in relation to your ownership or occupancy of the property, or your eligibility as a senior or pensioner, you must notify the Council and the Water Corporation who will amend your registration as appropriate. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your rebate.
Visit the Change of Name/Address/Ownership page to advise the Council of your new details.
Yes. GRVs (Gross Rental Valuations) are re-assessed every three years. This current GRV has a Date of Valuation of 1 August 2015. Rating valuations are assessed at a snapshot in time reflecting the property market for your local area at the same date.
Unimproved Valuations (UV) are valued annually.
If you have any questions regarding valuations, please vist the Landgate website or contact Landgate direct on 9273 7373 quoting your VEN number