What it means to be a Ratepayer
Being a property owner in the City of Mandurah requires the payment of rates each year. Your rates provide Council with the revenue needed to manage all the services and facilities which make Mandurah a vibrant and attractive city to live in.
Each financial year – as our City’s needs change – a new budget is prepared to support the needs of the entire community. It is in this section you will read how your rates contribute to the many initiatives planned for the financial year.
Rates are issued by the City each financial year. Your rate notice will be mailed to you in August each year.
Who pays rates?
Rates must be collected from anyone who owns property in the City of Mandurah. This area includes the suburbs of Bouvard, Clifton, Coodanup, Dawesville, Dudley Park, Erskine, Falcon, Greenfields, Halls Head, Herron, Lakelands, Madora Bay, Mandurah, Meadow Springs, Parklands, San Remo, Silver Sands and Wannanup.
Having your say on proposed rates
Each year, Council advertises and encourages feedback on its plans for the future. Council also advertises for comment on/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.
For more info see Objects and Reasons for 2012-13 Differential Rates document.