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Rates exemption application

Under the provisions of S6.26 of the Local Government Act 1995, some organisations may be eligible to apply for a rates exemption.

Key Details

Service TypeBusinesses
What you needComplete the Rates Exemption Application Form and supply supporting documentation for assessment.
Eligibility requirements

Organisations that may be eligible to apply for a non-rateable status:
A few examples of organisations that may be eligible are shown below:

  • Charitable organisations
  • Religious bodies
  • Religious schools
  • Government agencies
  • Crown land
  • Other written law
  • Local Government Minister approval

The application form for a rates exemption can be downloaded by clicking on the link on the bottom of this section. The completed form can be sent to the City of Perth along with all supporting documentation for it to be assessed. A decision will be prepared and you will be advised of the outcome in due course.

Rates exemptions will remain in place unless certain circumstances of the exemption change or when the review period is due which is usually between 1-3 years. A review will be undertaken to determine if the exemption is to continue.

If you want to find out more information about whether or not you may be entitled to apply for a rates exemption or have any questions about the application form, please contact the Rates Department on (08) 9461 3295. 

Need more help?

If you have further questions regarding your eligibility for a concession or to obtain further information, please contact the Rates Department on
(08) 9461 3296 or