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As part of being a property owner, there is an added responsibility of ensuring that your annual rates are paid as shown on your rate notice. Each year the City issues the rates in August with a due date 35 days later in September.

Your rates provide Council with part of the revenue needed to manage all the services and facilities which make the City an attractive place to live. These include the paths you walk or ride along every day, parks and gardens and recreational grounds, including the playgrounds and barbecue areas available for you and your families to use.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has met the State Government's request for a zero rate revenue increase for 2020-2021. City of Belmont Councillors unanimously voted to incorporate into its Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19), a one-off payment up to the value of $250 for residential ratepayers who receive a rates increase resulting from the Gross Rental Value (GRV) revaluation. This financial assistance is in addition to measures introduced as part of the City's COVID-19 Financial Assistance Package.

Find out more about the City's Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19) and how to apply.


Dates to remember for the 2020/2021 financial year rate notices

Issue Date Due Date
Issued Monday, 24 August 2020 Tuesday, 29 September 2020
2nd Instalment Monday, 2 November 2020 Monday, 30 November 2020
3rd Instalment
Wednesday 30 December 2020 Monday, 1 Februay 2021
4th Instalment
Wednesday 4 March 2021 Thursday 1 April 2021

Your Rates Explained

To make understanding our process easy, the City has created an information hub to demystify and educate ratepayers on how their rates have been set.

Find out where your rates are going this financial year, Council's COVID-19 Financial Assistance for rates, the details of differential and minimum rates and how to pay your rates.

Click here to visit the Your Rates information hub.

Unclear on how your property valuation is calculated?

Register for eRates

Did you know that you can register to receive your rates by email rather than by post? Take a minute and sign up to electronic rates notices and help to do your bit for the environment. Please ensure you have your assessment number available in order to complete the registration.

If you are registering/and or amending a registration on behalf of an owner, you will need to supply written proof that you have the authority to do so from the owner.

Register for eRates
Unsubscribe from eRates

Rates Payment Methods

Click here to pay your rates online.

Having difficulties paying your rates by the options shown on your rate notice?

Go here for the full list of payment options or see your rates notice.


Change Your Details

As the property owner, you are required to notify the City of any changes as soon as possible. This will ensure that you receive all correspondence from us in a timely manner.

I need to change my mailing address and/or contact details

I need to register a change of property ownership