Financial Hardship Rates Assistance

The City of Kalamunda is offering rates assistance for those ratepayers who experiencing severe financial hardship. 

For payment of rates, the City will not charge penalty interest and the administration fee that is usually charged for alternative payment arrangements. In addition, an extension for the payment of rates outside of the payment options will be provided for eligible ratepayers. 

The information below provides guidance for individual applicants. Please read these Guidelines before applying. 

Opening Date: Applications open 1 July 2023. 

Closing Date: Applications close 30 June 2024. 


Ratepayers are eligible to apply for financial assistance on an annual basis and only valid for that respective financial year to assist with payment of Council rates  provided they meet the following criteria: 

The applicant must be the owner or co-owner of the property and liable for payment of rates and charges.  

Provide evidence of loss or significant reduction of employment income.  

Provide necessary documentation to prove financial hardship.  

Provide a statement of current financial position from a financial advisor - if possible.  

If any information in applications is found to be false or misleading, the application will be deemed as an unsuccessful application. 

Application Process 

The Rates Financial Hardship Assistance application form and evidence of financial hardship are to be submitted by the ratepayer: 

By email to 

By post PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926. 

The provision of supporting evidence with the application will assist the prompt assessment of the application. City staff will acknowledge the receipt of the application and may request other information if required. 

The application will be valid for the 2023/2024 financial year only. 


More Information 

If you require more information please contact the rates team on (08) 9257 9999 or via email 

This document can be made available in alternative formats upon request. 
Please contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999; 
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