Goodbye paper bills, access your rates electronically


Ratepayers in the City of Greater Geraldton can now opt in to receive their rates invoice by email. Going paperless saves time, money and the environment!

To register, simply click on the following link and follow the steps: https://erateswa.com/greatergeraldton/  


-Make sure you have your rates assessment number which can be found on the top right corner of your rates notice.

-Your rates notice can only be sent to ONE email address. Not multiple.

What it means to be a ratepayer

Being a property owner in the City of Greater Geraldton requires the payment of rates each year. Your rates provide Council with the revenue needed to manage all the services and facilities which make the City a vibrant and attractive city to live in.

Each financial year – as our City needs change – a new budget is prepared to support the needs of the entire community.

Rates are issued by the City each financial year. Your rate notice will be mailed to you in July following the budget adoption process.

Have your say on proposed rates

Each year, the City advertises and encourages feedback on its plans for the future. The City also advertises for comment on or about its proposed differential rates from the annual budgeting process. Ratepayers are encouraged to take the opportunity to study and comment on these important documents as both have implications on the rates imposed and services provided.

Rates 2020/2021

The 2020/2021 budget reflects a number of initiatives which the City will undertake over the next 12 months as we continue to provide capital works and service delivery for a growing community. The rate increase provides a balance between the high demand for service delivery and the development of the City and is in accordance with Council’s plan for the next five years.

All rate accounts are calculated by multiplying the property’s Gross Rental Value (GRV), which is supplied by Landgate, by the rate in the dollar which is set by the City at the annual budget meeting. Non-residential properties in the City Centre, Marina Mixed Use and Additional Use City zones have been additionally charged a specified area rate. The specified area rate was introduced to fund car parking operations which includes land acquisition, parking development, operations, maintenance and any associated financing costs.

For further information, visit the Budget 2020-2021 page.

Rates instalment dates

Instalment Issue Date Due Date
First Instalment Monday July 20, 2020 Monday August 24, 2020
Second Instalment Monday September 28, 2020 Monday October 26,2020
Third Instalment Tuesday December 1, 2020 Wednesday December 30, 2020
Fourth Instalment Wednesday February 3, 2021 Wednesday March 03, 2021

Further information

For more information contact the City's Rates Department on (08) 9956 6600 or email the City.