Rates

Goodbye paper bills, access your rates electronically

 eRates

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/  

Remember:

-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 2021/2022

The 2021/2022 budget reflects the City's commitment to providing and maintaining City services and amenities, while continuing to deliver our core business.  This budget is about getting back to basics and keeping rate rises low. It responds to the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic and Cyclone Seroja disaster.  Aggregate rates will rise only 1.75% this financial year, and minimum payments to $1027.

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.

Rate Categories

The City of Greater Geraldton have three differential rate categories:

  • Residential - any GRV rated property that is used for residential purposes
  • Non-Residential - any GRV rated property that is used for non-residential purposes
  • UV - all UV rated property used primarily for rural, farming or mining purposes.
DIFFERENTIAL GENERAL RATES 2021-22 RATE IN THE DOLLAR (CENTS) MINIMUM PAYMENTS PER ASSESSMENT
CGG Residential 15.1128 $1,027
CGG Non-Residential 12.5085 $1,027
CGG UV 0.7654 $1,027

New valuations for UV properties showed an overall increase of 3.36%. In order to achieve consistency with the proposed 1.75% rate revenue increase for all rating categories, the advertised Rate in the Dollar (RID) for UV properties was reduced from 0.7911 (advertised) to 0.7654.

 For further information, visit the Budget 2021-2022 page.

Rates instalment dates

Instalment Issue Date Due Date
First Instalment Monday July 19, 2021 Monday August 23, 2021
Second Instalment Tuesday September 28, 2021 Tuesday October 26,2021
Third Instalment Thursday December 02, 2021 Thursday December 30, 2021
Fourth Instalment Thursday February 03, 2022 Thursday March 03, 2022

Rates Brochures

Path to Recovery Budget 2021/22 flyer

Have your Say - Local Government Ordinary Election

Whose Weed is it?

Emergency Services Levy - 2021/22

2021-2022 Firebreak Notice

Path to Recovery Mayor's Statement

Further information

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