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Pay Your Rates

The City of Melville endeavours to be flexible in assisting ratepayers to complete their rates payments.

There are a number of payment options as well as methods of payment available.

Pay rates online

Payment methods

  • Pay your rates online using our online portal. This is a fully secured (encrypted) service and safe to use.

    To submit a payment you need your:

    • Rates assessment number
    • Credit card details (VISA, Mastercard or American Express)

    Please note:

    • Limit of payment: $10,000 applies.
    • A Merchant Service Fee of 0.6% (inclusive of GST) applies to all credit card payments

    BPay View

    Through BPay View, you can nominate to have your rates notice and instalment reminders sent via your online bank account.

    To register, log-on to your online bank account and select BPay View in your settings.

    Register using the assessment number, biller code and reference number shown on your last or current rates notice.

  • We accept credit card payments over the phone.

    To make a payment, call our payment line on 1300 880 716. You will need your rates assessment number.

    We accept American Express, Visa or MasterCard.

  • You can pay by mail using the re-usable envelope included in your rates notice.

    Please detach the payment slip at the bottom of your rates notice, enclose with a cheque or money order and send to:

    • Locked Bag 1, Booragoon, WA 6954

    Please make the cheque or money order out to the City of Melville.

  • You can pay your rates in person at:

    • Our City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon. Office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Any Australia Post Office.

    You will need your rates notice so please bring it with you.

  • You can set up a direct debit payment arrangement to pay your rates. This allows you to make automatic, periodic deductions from a bank account of your choice.

    You can set up weekly, fortnightly, monthly, yearly or standard quartely instalments. We also offer ad-hoc payment dates.

    For more information, download and read our Direct Debit Service Agreement. If you would like to set up direct debit to pay your rates, download and complete the Direct Debit Request Form.

Payment dates 2019/20

Payment dates for you 2019/20 rates are listed below:

  • Issue date: 23 July 2019
  • Early payment: 14 August 2019
  • 1st Instalment: 28 August 2019
  • 2nd Instalment: 30 October 2019
  • 3rd Instalment: 3 January 2020
  • 4th Instalment: 6 March 2020

Payment options

The City offers three standard payment options

  1. Full payment by the early payment date (qualifying for the Rates Prize Draw)
  2. Full payment by the due date
  3. Four quarterly instalments. If taking this option, any arrears must be paid with the first instalment. An admin fee of $17.50 and instalment charge of 4% will also apply.

Pensioners and senior concession card holders are exempt from these instalment fees.

We also offer flexible payment plans to suit your needs. Contact our rates department if you would like to spread out your rates in weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even ad-hoc instalments. Interest of 8% per annum, calculated daily, will apply.

Payment difficulties

If you are having difficulty paying your rates, alternative payment arrangements can be made with the City of Melville by contacting our friendly rates department via phone (08) 9364 0666 | 1300 635 845 or by email We strongly encourage those who have difficulties meeting their payments to make contact with our rates department as early as possible.

Overdue accounts are charged interest, calculated daily on amounts outstanding after the due date. The interest rate for 2019/20 is 8%. Details are shown on the back of your rate notice.

If you are a pensioner or senior you may be able to defer your rates.

Late payment interest

Under Section 6.51 of the Local Government Act 1995, The City may charge interest on overdue balances. Interest will begin to accrue after the due date/instalment date/s and will continue to accrue each day until the overdue amount is paid. For 2019/20, the rate of interest is set at 8% calculated daily. This rate is set in accordance with Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.

Eligible pensioners and seniors are exempt from late payment penalty interest.


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