City of Subiaco - How rates are calculated
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How rates are calculated

Mayor's 2020-21 budget messagenull

The cornerstone of this budget is the average six per cent reduction in rates payable for all ratepayers across our City.

2020 will go down as one of the most extraordinary years most of us have ever lived through.

The City’s 2020–21 budget has been prepared in direct response to this unprecedented situation. The strong position that the City of Subiaco is currently in allows us the flexibility to make this year’s budget address some of the real and significant issues our community faces.

To read on, please click on the budget brochure link below.

Mayor Penny Taylor

Budget snapshot

The annual budget brochure will be delivered to all residents and businesses within the City along with the City's annual rates notice from Thursday 17 September 2020. This brochure highlights how the City's rates are calculated and what they contribute to, including capital works projects for 2020-21.

Read more

Rates explained

The rates paid on residential property are calculated based on the operating requirements of the Local Government.

Additional charges

A separate charge is levied for waste collection and disposal (including recycling) and swimming pool inspections.

Waste collection and disposal rubbish fee (including recycling)

Standard residential waste service


240L residential waste service


Standard commercial waste service


Discounted waste collection and disposal rubbish fee (Pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors)

Standard residential waste service 


240L residential waste service


Visit the how to pay your rates page for information about concessions for Pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors.

Additional bin service fee

Extra standard residential waste service 


Extra 240L residential waste service 


Extra commercial waste service 



Pool inspection fee

Swimming pools - Reg 53, Building Regulations 2012
State Government legislation requires the city to physically inspect all private swimming pools at least once every four years to ensure compliance with safety standards. The City of Subiaco inspects approximately 25 per cent of pools each year. A fee reflecting the cost of this program is charged each year.

Change of property details

The city must be notified in writing of changes to property ownership or change of postal address details. Please quote the assessment number for your property from your rates notice in all correspondence.

For information about rates, contact the city on (08) 9237 9244 or email