Rates are the contribution each property owner makes to improving services and facilities within the City of Karratha for the growing needs of our community. The City of Karratha collects rates to fund a wide range of services including the maintenance of recreational facilities, roads and footpaths, parks and libraries, waste management, and important community infrastructure projects, such as the Red Earth Arts Precinct and Wickham Community Hub.
Find out more about how we calculate your rates and how they fit into our annual budget here:
Rates are calculated annually from 1 July to 30 June. Please download the 2019-2020 rates brochure for more information about how rates are calculated.
- Pay my rates online
- Pay PUPP online
- Read the terms and conditions for the rates payment incentive scheme
If you need to change your rates details, please contact us.
Financial Hardship (Rates Relief) Policy
Council understands that during times of financial hardship, residential ratepayers may experience difficulty paying rates. In addition to the City providing flexible payment arrangements, Council has developed a financial hardship policy to provide relief to eligible residential ratepayers. This policy allows the City to apply additional interest generated by The Quarter HQ to write-off interest of up to $500 on outstanding rates. If you think you are eligible, please download the Financial Hardship (Rates Relief) Policy and application form and bring the completed forms into our Administration Building. Remember to also bring a hardship letter from a qualified financial body.
Rates forms (PDF)
- Rates Change of Address Form
- Rates Payment Arrangement Form
- Rates Reprint Request Form
- Financial Hardship (Rate Relief) Policy
- Rates Exemption or Concession Application
Direct debit information and forms (PDF)