City of Subiaco - COVID-19 rates relief
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​COVID-19 rates relief

The City of Subiaco has implemented a number of initiatives to support ratepayers during the COVID-19 recovery.

2020-21 rates

To provide relief to ratepayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no increase to the total rates levied for the 2020/21 financial year. Rates payable may vary for individual properties depending on the gross rental value and a number of other factors as provided by the Valuer-General. You can read more about how rates are calculated here.
The City will not charge interest on overdue rates and charges, and will waive instalment fees and payment arrangement fees. There will be no increase to waste services charges and the due date for rates payment will also be extended.

Rates revenue freeze explained

Do property prices affect rates?


Financial hardship consideration

Financial hardship consideration applies to outstanding rates and services charges from 2 April 2020, as well as rates and service charges levied for the 2020/21 financial year.

The City recognises that not all circumstances are alike. Financial hardship could include:

  • recent unemployment or underemployment
  • sickness or recover from sickness
  • low income or loss of income
  • unanticipated circumstances such as caring for and supporting extended family. 

Ratepayers are encouraged to provide any information about their individual circumstances that may be relevant for assessment.

Apply for consideration

Download the Financial Hardship Policy for information.

Requests for consideration should be made in writing using the application form below. Applications can be submitted by email to or mailed to the City’s administration centre.