Your Rates Explained

How Your Rates are Calculated

Rates are calculated by multiplying a property’s valuation by the rate in the dollar set by Council. The valuation for each property is determined by the Valuer General and is either a Gross Rental Value (GRV) or Unimproved Value (UV).

Gross Rental Value (GRV) is the fair annual rental value of your property and is an estimate of how much you could expect to receive if you were to rent your property. Where the property is vacant land, an equivalent GRV, based on 3% of the property value, is used.

For properties situated in the City of Kalamunda, the Unimproved Value (UV) is the site value of the land. In general, this means the value of the land as if it were vacant with no improvements except for merged improvements. Merged improvements relate to improvements such as clearing, draining and filling.

For Example:    
Gross Rental Value = $16,500    
Rate in the Dollar = 0.0636050 cents (GRV – General)    
Annual Rates amount = $16,500 x 0.0636050 = $1,049.48        
(Minimum rates may apply)    

Unimproved Value = $375,000    
Rate in the Dollar = 0.003655 cents (UV – General)    
Annual Rates amount = $375,000 x 0.003655 = $1,370.63
(Minimum rates may apply)    

Landgate has further information on the valuations for rating and taxing on their website.

2023/2024 is a revaluation year in which Landgate has assessed and provided the City with new valuations for all properties within the City. The date of valuation is taken from 1 August 2021.  These valuations are in force and effective from 1 July 2023. GRV values are reflective of the estimated rental yield per year of the property. Further information about the exact method of calculation and any objections to valuations will need to be directed to the Valuer Generals Office at Landgate via phone (08) 9273 7373 or email at 

Find out more via
Rates Infographic provided by WALGA

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