Rates and Charges
Information on the City of Busselton's rating system and other fees
Pensioners who meet certain criteria are entitled to claim a concession of up to 50% of the current year’s rates, or a deferment of Council rates. Seniors who meet certain criteria are entitled to claim a concession of up to 25% (capped) of the current year's rates.
Download and complete Pensioner/Senior Application Form
Late Payment Costs - Rates and Service Charges
With the exception of eligible pensioners, late payment charges are accrued daily and will be charged on all rates in arrears as at July 1 in any year, and on instalments or lump sums not met by their due dates. Ratepayers not paying by a formalised instalment arrangement and being charged late payment fees may also have legal action taken against them for the recovery of any outstanding debt.
Objections and Appeals
Objections can be lodged against the accuracy of Council’s rating details or the rating valuations used in assessing rates. This procedure does not negate the normal ratepayer responsibilities to meet payments within the prescribed time limits. Objections to valuations may be lodged with:
Landgate Valuation Services
In Person: 9th Floor Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria St, BUNBURY WA 6230
Postal: PO Box 177 BUNBURY WA 6231
Phone: 08 9721 0800
Fax: 08 9721 0838
A street number for your home is most necessary for use by emergency services organisations and should be displayed prominently. Numbers to affix to your property can be obtained from the City of Busselton's Customer Information Officer on (08) 9781 0444 .
Download and complete Change of address form
Statement of Rates.
Using this form one can request and pay for a statement setting out the rates of a property (and also request a property information certificate as well or instead of which will give details of what affects the property from all departments). Normally this request is done through Landgate by settlement agents. However, where a small agency does not have that facility set up or a person doing their own settlement, they can complete one of these forms.
Download and complete Application Form
|Change of Address Form||160.5 KB|
|Pensioner Application||1.94 MB|
|Property Info - Statement of Rates||878.5 KB|