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Rates information

How your rates are calculated

The rates calculation starts with determining the total rates revenue required to run the City of Wanneroo. The rates revenue is then divided among all City rate payers, although not everyone pays the same amount.

How does the City calculate the amount you pay?

Your annual rates are calculated by multiplying your property’s valuation by the differential rate in the dollar (set by Council). This is subject to a minimum payment which is set each year by the City.

Your property valuation is determined by the Valuer General's Office at Landgate, a separate organisation to the City of Wanneroo. Landgate assigns non-rural properties, e.g. urban, residential and commercial, a Gross Rental Value (GRV); and land used for rural purposes an Unimproved Value (UV).

If your property valuation is higher or lower than your neighbour’s, your annual rates will be different.

How is my GRV calculated by Landgate?

GRV is the fair rental value your property might reasonably be expected to earn annually if it were rented. When determining GRV, Landgate consider several attributes including location, age, building area and construction materials, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and number of car shelters (garages / carports). To find out more about GRV, visit landgate.wa.gov.au

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