Rates

Goodbye paper bills, access your rates electronically

BPAY View® sends your bills straight to the same online bank you use to pay them. While this is great news for you, your letterbox may not take it so well.

With convenient email, SMS or bank message reminders* and secure online or mobile access, BPAY View makes it easy to pay on time, every time† from anywhere in the world^. And BPAY View is easy on the environment too.

Enjoy some of these benefits when you register for BPAY View.

Using BPAY View training video (2 mins)

Easy access

You can look after bills 24/7 over the internet from wherever you are and be notified when a new bill arrives^*.

Get organised

Have a summary of bills and their due date in one place. If you want to view a detailed bill, it’s only a few clicks away.

Choose how you pay

For your convenience, you can still use BPAY to pay bills received via BPAY View and pay from your bank account, credit card account. You can also pay via any other method your biller allows.

Pay on time

Make payments immediately with BPAY or schedule payments for a later date.

Be kind to the environment

Cut down on paper by choosing to receive bills online.

Say goodbye to paper bills! With BPAY View, receive, pay and store your bills in your online bank. Register today at your online bank.

BPAY® and BPAY View® are trademarks of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. *Notification options may vary for each Financial Institution. Contact your Financial Institution for further information. †Subject to availability of funds. ^BPAY View is accessible anytime and anywhere you have access to your online, mobile or phone bank.

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 2016-2017

The 2016/2017 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 City Budget webpage.

Rates instalment dates

Instalment Issue Date Due Date
First Instalment Friday July 22, 2016 Friday August 26, 2016
Second Instalment Tuesday September 27, 2016 Wednesday October 26, 2016
Third Instalment Monday November 28, 2016 Wednesday December 28, 2016
Fourth Instalment Tuesday January 31, 2017 Tuesday February 28, 2017

Further information

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