Pay Your Rates

2022/23 Rate Notices issue date will be 15 July 2022, with the first payment due on the 19th August 2022.

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Payment Options

Below are the various payment options for paying your rates:

  • Full amount
    within 35 days from the date of issue of the rate notice
  • Two (2) instalments or Four (4) instalments
    First instalment due within 35 days from the date of issue of the rate notice, and can now be paid by Direct Debit.

    4 x Instalment Dates are as follows:
    1st Instalment = 19 August 2022
    2nd Instalment = 21 October 2022
    3rd Instalment = 23 December 2022*
    4th Instalment = 24 February 2023

    2 x Instalment Dates are as follows:
    1st instalment = 19 August 2022
    2nd Instalment = 23 December 2022

    Payment by instalments incurs instalment interest of 5.5% and an administration fee of $24 for the 4 instalment option or $8 for the 2 instalment option.
  • Direct Debit
    A SMARTER WAY TO PAY: A no fuss way to pay rates for the current financial year, on a weekly or fortnightly basis. 

    Residents who struggle to manage their household budget when their rates bill comes in can breathe a little easier by adopting a Smarter Way to Pay. A Smarter Way to Pay is available as a no fuss way to pay rates on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The rates Department will determine an amount that would be required to ensure that your rates are paid by the last instalment date which is usually in February, and the amount will then continue to be deducted for the next years rates.  This option will be in place for a minimum of 2 years. Payments are reviewed annually in March.

    Alternatively, you may wish to pay via Direct Debit for the current financial year only.

    There is a $20.00 set up cost for ratepayers who adopt these payment methods. The system aims to ease the burden that a lump sum or limited instalment payment program can cause.  To take advantage of the direct debit or the Smarter Way to Pay option,  please contact the Rates staff to discuss the best option for you on (08) 9257 9999.

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Methods of Payment

Note: Credit Card payments surcharge of 0.46% applies. Mastercard and Visa are the accepted credit cards.

The City of Kalamunda offers a number of ways to pay your rates:

  • Online
    Pay your rates online.  Please quote your customer reference number and enter the amount requiring to be paid.

  • By Direct Debit
    A SMARTER WAY TO PAY: A no fuss way to pay rates for the current financial year, on a weekly or fortnightly basis. 
    Residents who struggle to manage their household budget when their rates bill comes in can breathe a little easier by adopting a Smarter Way to Pay. A Smarter Way to Pay is available as a no fuss way to pay rates on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The rates Department will determine an amount that would be required to ensure that your rates are paid by the last instalment date which is usually in February, and the amount will then continue to be deducted for the next years rates.  This option will be in place for a minimum of 2 years. Payments are reviewed annually in March.

    Alternatively, you may wish to pay via Direct Debit for the current financial year only.

    There is a $20.00 set up cost for ratepayers who adopt these payment methods. The system aims to ease the burden that a lump sum or limited instalment payment program can cause.  To take advantage of the direct debit or the Smarter Way to Pay option,  please contact the Rates staff to discuss the best option for you on (08) 9257 9999.
  • In Person
    At the City office, located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.  Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. 
    Payment can be made by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa.
    Credit Card surcharge of 0.46% applies.
    At any Australia Post Office location or agency. For locations call 13 13 18.

  • By Mail
    Post to PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926. 
    Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to City of Kalamunda. Please ensure that your assessment number and property address is quoted.

  • By BPay
    Contact your financial institution’s phone or internet banking service.  Please quote biller code 18465 and your customer reference number.

  • By Phone
    Phone 1300 276 468 to make payment by MasterCard or Visa.  This service is available 24 hours a day.  Please quote biller ID 18465 and your customer reference number. Please remember that if paying via this method you must allow at least one additional working day for your payment to be received and processed by the City of Kalamunda from this payment agency service.
    Credit Card surcharge of 0.46% applies

Payment Difficulties?

If you are unable to make payment by any of the above options by the due dates or if you are experiencing financial difficulties, alternative payment arrangements (via Direct Debit) can be made.

The City recognises that some ratepayers may be experiencing significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and has adopted a Financial Hardship Policy and a COVID-19 Relief Policy for ratepayers affected.
Find out more about this crisis relief here.

If you need assistance with payment of your rates, please call our Rates Department on (08) 9257 9999 to discuss your eligibility and a repayment plan. The total Rates & Services debt would need to be finalised by 28th February 2023 where possible.

For this alternative method of payment please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Contact the City Rates department who will be able to advise on the recommended amounts based on your rates notice. A Direct Debit Authorisation Form will then be sent to setup the direct debit. (Weekly/Fortnightly/Monthly Payments only)
  • Step 2:  Fill in and sign the provided Direct Debit Authorisation Form provided by the City Rates department. Submit the completed form via one of the following methods:
    • By Email: rates@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
    • By Fax: (08) 9293 2715
    • In Person: Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda Office hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    • By Post: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda, WA 6926
  • Step 3: Upon receipt of the authorised Direct Debit form, a Rates Officer will contact you to confirm the set up and discuss any further queries.
Please note: Penalty interest of 7% per annum will accrue daily on the balance of the overdue account, until it is fully paid.
Please note, the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre will be closed from 12pm Friday, 23rd December 2022 until Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.  With exception of 'In Person' payments at the Administration Centre, all other payment methods are still available for payment of your rates.  Please refer to payment methods section on this page or at the bottom of the rates notice.

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